World Rainforest Movement

Invitation to Indigenous Peoples’ Congress in Indonesia

A number of indigenous peoples’ and NGO networks of Indonesia are organizing the “Congress of the Indigenous People of the Archipelago – Challenging the positions of Indigenous Peoples and the State” to be held on March 15-22, 1999 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Members of Indonesian and international NGOs, and representatives of indigenous peoples from the region will discuss about this topic and will set the basis for a future alliance among IP groups. A workshop prior to the Congress is also to take place. According to the information we have received, due to budget constraints the organizers are not able to cover the participants’ expenses. Nevertheless, all interested people are invited to participate.

For more information, please contact Titi Soentoro.