Indigenous Voices from Southeast Asia
We join the world in celebrating Indigenous Day this month with a collection of videos highlighting the stories of indigenous people in the region.
This first video shows how a few Padaung women, whose people fled to Thailand to escape conflict in Myanmar, are leading the way home after the recent democratic transition. Link
How Nature Colours Our Lives
The hand-woven 'Ikat' cloth is one of the unique characteristics of the Dayak Desa in Sintang, West Kalimantan, Indonesia. However, the import of processed textiles almost left the tradition abandoned. Link
The Wamena culture in West Papua regard highly to swine, where the wealth of a family is measured by how many of the animals they have. In their situation, a swine epidemic could be disastarous. Link
Suara Asli, Suara Tanah
'Indigenous Voices, Indigenous Lands' tells the story of the Orang Asli and the struggle for their rights in Malaysia. Link
Watch more video stories of indigenous communities from the region in our archive.