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...
Support Mentawai community to help preserve their language, economic independence, and one of the world’s most pristine biosphere reserves
Language is a shared experience. Imagine a student who returns home from school and lacks the ability to speak with their grandparents, close relatives, or even their parents. Indigenous Mentawai students face that reality every day.
Bai Tiru, a Mentawai mother fishes in the river for crabs, shrimp, and fish.Bai Tiru never wonders how she will feed her family. She looks to the right of the family’s home (Uma) and at the sky to determine if it is a good day to pick up the subba fishing net she had been taught to craft as a...
The Indigenous Education Foundation (IEF) partnered with the Mentawai Cultural and Education Foundation (YPBM) in September 2020 to facilitate a cultural arts and design initiative. Nearly 100 Mentawai students participated from 5 of YPBM’s indigenous learning hubs across Siberut Island,...
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