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JOAS studying land terms used by native communities

KUCHING: The Indigenous Peoples Network of Malaysia (JOAS) is carrying out a study to document the main terms and concepts used by indigenous communities in managing their customary territories.


Getting to know indigenous Malaysians

ALTHOUGH peninsular Malaysia officially has 18 indigenous communities, they constitute only about 0.6% of our national population.


Sabah's indigenous people can now specify ethnicities in forms

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah is following Sarawak’s move of allowing members of indigenous communities to specify their ethnicities in the race column when filling forms.


Inspiring highland social ventures

MIRI: A total of 125 participants from indigenous communities in the highlands of Sarawak attended a series of workshops on social entrepreneurship (SE) held in Long Semadoh, Ba’ Kelalan and Bario earlier this month.


Oral laws in black and white

MIRI: The oral land laws of the Dayak and Orang Ulu indigenous communities have been compiled into a book to make sure their rich ancestral traditions and way of life will not become forgotten.


Timber certification rejected

OVER 250 indigenous communities have signed a petition rejecting the timber certification scheme designed by the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC).


Pairin: Programmes must benefit the indigenous

KOTA KINABALU: Development programmes for indigenous communities should be thought over carefully to ensure they benefit the community, said Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan.


Chile's Bachelet promises to return land to indigenous people

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - President Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday announced a plan to buy and return disputed ancestral lands to Chile's indigenous communities as part of a strategy to better incorporate them into the country's political process and economic development.


LitSara souvenir sets of natural personal care products to be sold at hotels in Kuching and Miri

KUCHING: Interhill Group, which owns the Pullman Kuching and Pullman Miri Waterfront hotels, is collaborating with the Sarawak Biodiversity Centre (SBC) to sell LitSara products.