Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Indonesian Indegenous People

Kubu People who live in the middle of forest in Jambi area for a long time
Asmat tribes in Papua area

Hello everybody...this I recognize you about indigenous people. May be some of you have much known about them. Yes, indigenous people almost have same comprehension with primitive people. They are people who historically belonged some area or nations before its colonization or transformation into nation state. Indigenous people has a unique culture, and very traditional. Usually they also lack of education and the knowledge of technology. They often get a discrimination act among others and get abusive by both of society and government. This the statement from United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UPFII) about indigenous people "Indigenous peoples around the world have sought recognition of their identities, their ways of life and their right to traditional lands, territories and natural resources; yet throughout history, their rights have been violated. Indigenous peoples are arguably among the most disadvantaged and vulnerable groups of people in the world today. The international community now recognizes that special measures are required to protect the rights of the world’s indigenous peoples."
Indonesia also has indigenous peoples. They are the part of suku Asmat (Asmat tribe) in Papua, suku Kubu (Kubu tribe) who live in the forest in Jambi area, Badui in west Java, and the others... The Servant in my home also indigenous people. She's madurese ( madura tribe). She came from remove area in my town. Her name is Mrs Jupri. Actually her name is Mrs Rodiyah. Because of her son's name is Jupri, so everybody called her Mrs Jupri. Her original name is very seldom to be known of many people instead. She can't speak Indonesian fluently, but she really kind people...


Hi! I'm Grace said...

i like this post, Niar. you are doing better and better. Keep it up, girl. I'm following you. :)


Impressive.I love your post.
I am starting wondering what 's your major in university. Native Culture? And I understand your dream job is become a NGO like amnesty, Human Rights Watch, UN..Great! I've never dream to be an officer.Instead I dream to be an english teacher.Hehe. I love teaching. But Now I am a sales in a company.So keep your passion and enjoy your study in university.Coz you will graduate in Next month.

tikno said...

Great post!
I also enjoy reading your other post (Recognising Indian Women).
I added your blog too. Thank you for the link.

Hi! I'm Ruby said...

nice article, Niar... :)

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