Jakarta Globe, 14 June 2015: Villagers in remote Central Kalimantan have lodged a claim for legal title to 1,000 hectares of land within BHP Billiton’s vast IndoMet coal project area under a new land rights scheme in the province. The residents of Maruwei, one of the closest villages to IndoMet’s “first stage” Haju mine, have … Continue reading
Jakarta Globe, 14 June 2015 Residents of the village of Maruwei in Central Kalimantan claim they were tricked and intimidated in relation to BHP Billiton’s acquisition of an area of their land for the first stage of the IndoMet coal project a decade ago. According to Maruwei village secretary Timor Banafi, villagers started clearing small … Continue reading
A sad but hopeful look at the language situation in the Roper River region, in the Northern Territory, made by Ngukurr local, Ngandi man and Language Centre worker Grant Thompson and me, with and for Ngukurr Language Centre. Screened on ICTV (Indigenous Community Television) in early 2015.