First Edition release of Suku Mentawai’s ethnobotany field guide, Siureman Purimanuaijat ka Simattaoi!
After a three year COVID-induced hiatus, Suku Mentawai (YPBM), together with the support of IEF, have worked intensively to complete the final edit of the first-ever Mentawai produced ethnobotany field guide, Siureman Purimanuaijat ka Simattaoi.
The Suku Mentawai team is made up of predominantly young Mentawai from varying regions of Siberut Island. No members of the team have had prior experience in establishing or operating a non-profit organisation. Seeing how far this group have come over the years has been incredibly inspiring – remembering their excitement many years ago in learning about PDF format and how to create these documents, to now having published
Talekoi Forest is home to orangutan, and many rare and critically endangered plant species (Nepenthes khasiana, Eurycoma longifolia and Aquilaria malaccensis to name a few). For thousands of years these forests have provided nourishment, shelter and medicine under the care of the Dayak people.
Indigenous Education Foundation (IEF) is proud to announce a new partnership with Kalimantan’s Ranu Welum Foundation. Indigenous-led, Ranu Welum is driven by a team of young Dayak people working to preserve their culture, protect the forests and fight for Dayak’s Indigenous rights.
2022 marks the beginning of the United Nations Decade of Indigenous Languages, and the Mentawai Cultural Education Foundation are already gearing up to publish a revised edition of their 2019 Mentawai (Rereiket) dictionary. Worldwide, Indigenous languages are disappearing at a rapid rate (in...
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