Logging the Heart out of Borneo: the distressing case of Long Isun

In the late 19th Century, a large group of Dayak Bahau settled on the Meraseh river, a tributary of the Upper Mahakam in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. For a century, they remained largely undisturbed at Long Isun until the 1980s when the government resettled them to the banks of the Mahakam river.

Talando el Corazón de Borneo: el angustioso caso de Long Isun

A finales del siglo XIX un numeroso grupo de Dayak Bahau se asentó junto al río Meraseh, un afluente del Alto Mahakam en Kalimantan Oriental, Indonesia. Durante un siglo vivieron en Long Isun sin apenas ser perturbados, hasta que en los años 80 del siglo XX el Gobierno los reasentó en las riberas del río de Mahakam.

Abattre le cœur de Bornéo : le cas alarmant des Long Isun

À la fin du 19e siècle, un grand groupe de Dayak Bahau s’est établi au bord de la rivière Meraseh, un affluent du Haut-Mahakam dans le Kalimantan occidental, en Indonésie. Pendant un siècle, il vécut paisiblement à Long Isun, jusque dans les années 1980, lorsque le gouvernement le réinstalla sur les rives de la rivière Mahakam.

Menghabisi hutan di Jantung Borneo: kasus memilukan Long Isun

Pada akhir abad 19, sebuah kelompok besar Dayak Bahau menetap di sungai Meraseh, anak sungai Mahakam Atas di Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia. Selama satu abad, mereka tinggal dengan damai di Long Isun sampai tahun 1980-an ketika pemerintah memindahkan mereka ke tepi sungai Mahakam.

FPP E-Newsletter February 2014 (PDF Version)

Dear friends,

The UN General Assembly during its 69th session, on 22-23 September  this year, will convene a high-level plenary meeting - the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples  – to review the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) since its adoption in 2007, and to identify outstanding issues and actions pertaining to indigenous peoples and development.

FPP E-Newsletter December 2013 (PDF Version)

Dear Friends,

What are the prospects for securing the land rights of indigenous peoples, local communities, and women in the foreseeable future?

Significantly, the report of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, under Goal 1 to “End Poverty”, sets a target to “Increase by x% the share of women and men, communities, and businesses with secure rights to land, property, and other assets”.

E-Boletín FPP Diciembre 2013 (PDF Version)

Queridos amigos:

¿Qué perspectivas hay de proteger los derechos territoriales de los pueblos indígenas, las comunidades locales y las mujeres en un futuro cercano?

Tebtebba E-Newsletter: Indonesia's Batak Keen on Recovering Grabbed Lands

Source: Tebtebba

NORTH SUMATRA, Indonesia, (Tebtebba Indigenous Information Service) – Manuhap Pandiangan easily climbed a 10-inch-diameter straight tree through two small pieces of two-foot long hard wood tightly fastened around the tree with a nylon rope. Then he uttered some prayers, and—around the tree up to about over 20 feet (5.88 meters) high—pierced the tree’s bark with a sharp knife, leaving several wounds on the tree’s bark. 

FPP E-Newsletter October 2013 (PDF Version)

Dear Friends,

The principle that the enjoyment of human rights is both the means and the goal of development, highlights the importance of human rights monitoring as a means for empowering rights-holders to exercise their rights, whilst holding States and other actors accountable for their human rights obligations.