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In Landmark Ruling, Indonesia's Indigenous People Win Right to Millions of Hectares of Forest

Environment  (tags: environment, ecosystems, development, destruction of naturnative rights, indigenous peoples rights, politics, Idle No More Movement, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', government, humanrights, politics, ethics, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', world, news, world, protection, nature )

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In a landmark ruling, Indonesia's Constitutional Court has invalidated the Indonesian government's claim to millions of hectares of forest land, potentially giving indigenous and local communities the right to manage their customary forests

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Sue H (7)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 8:31 am
Wow, excellent!

David C (131)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 8:46 am

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 9:33 am
Awesome news! Great for the people...thx Cal!

Nancy C (806)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 9:51 am
positive news on the indigenous front...nothing better. ty Cal. sh fb

Christeen A (368)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 1:40 pm
Yea. This is wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

Isa Villanen (44)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 2:50 pm
Thanks for sharing good news! This is what conservation is at it best. The ruling was done uin accordance with the world consensus, I have no doubt about that. The message of protecting the forests has been delivered and they are now in good hands. Hip Hip Hurray!

Edo R (71)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 1:54 am
Thanks for sharing!

TOM T (246)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 7:56 am
Awesome News!
Thanks for sharing this !

Frances D (133)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 7:58 am
Great news.

Theodore S (56)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 8:13 am
Wonderful news

Gloria p (304)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 8:15 am
Wonderful news. I hope it snowballs into a giant movement worldwide.

. (0)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 8:42 am
It is always a pleasure to read good news. Thanks for posting Cal.

Andrs Y (6)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 9:03 am
So glad the indigenous peoples are getting some recognition.

Kathleen G (118)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 9:07 am
Thank you for the good news,Cal. It is time the Indigenous People of this world finally get the recognition they deserve. Way to go Indonesia, we can hope this sets an example to the rest of the world.Problem is, in a world run by greed, big money usually wins out over the needs, rights and lives of the Indigenous People.

Jodi Ashley (2)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 9:14 am
Great news

Sandra O'Donovan (41)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 9:18 am
Great....a new step forward, hopefully the 1st of many!

pam w (139)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 9:29 am
Let's see how long they can make this last!

cynthia l (207)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 9:34 am
wonderful news I am very happy for the indigenous people and the recognition they well deserve. I hope this spreads to the other Greedy countries

Charlie m (0)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 10:35 am

. (0)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 10:40 am
Thanks for this.

Anders Jonsson (0)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 10:57 am
Great news!

Darren W (218)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 11:52 am
Fabulous news...

Jennifer W (40)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 1:15 pm
Great news- but shouldn't we look closer at Indonesia's colonizing ways? It seems that the Indonesians are getting a free pass to invade and strip the resources of neighboring countries (West Papua comes to mind) and oppress the native peoples merely because they are brown and Islamic. If white Christian governments started brutaly colonizing neighboring countries the entire world would be up in arms and screaming blue murder.

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 1:21 pm

Deborah W (6)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 1:29 pm
OUTSTANDING. Gives a spark of hope to hang on to (remember it only takes a spark to ignite a wildfire). IHaving said that, however, if the indigenous and local communities involved are not fair in distribution and/or sharing of assets, they will regress into just another form of government gone bad.

Sheila D (28)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 1:39 pm
This truly is amazing as Indonesia's government is not known for helping anyone or listening to anyone outside their own circles. This is certainly a step in the right direction.

D. S (0)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 1:42 pm
I hope this is permanent.

Sharon D (371)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 2:08 pm
progress to a positive future congrats

Andreya B (26)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 3:19 pm
Nice to see some progress!

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 3:40 pm
It is about time! Thank you for sharing this good news Cal! :-))

Jamie C (282)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 5:01 pm
Hurah for trees.

Ryan Yehling (49)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 5:32 pm
So good to hear!

Terre P (0)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 5:42 pm
This is a good start, but only a start. Keep up the pressure and the work! Thank you!

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 5:46 pm

Colleen L (3)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 6:24 pm
Great news. Thanks Cal

Birgit W (160)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 6:41 pm
Wonderful news, thank you.

Dijana D (2)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 10:53 pm
glad to hear some good news from indonesia

Inge B (202)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 11:11 pm
Happy news for everyone, hug the trees.

paul m (93)
Monday May 20, 2013, 4:48 am

Nice one...

Sonny Honrado (5)
Monday May 20, 2013, 6:24 am
Victory. Very good news. Thanks.

Past Member (0)
Monday May 20, 2013, 6:43 am
Good news for the people About time people started tokeep something from big companies and governments
keep fighting

Helle H (21)
Monday May 20, 2013, 1:13 pm
Great news. Let people live as they want to as long as they don't harm anyone as we have harmed them.

Melania P (122)
Tuesday June 4, 2013, 11:33 am

Klaus P (14)
Monday June 10, 2013, 12:27 pm
It is about time to protect the people who wish to live the way their generations did before them. They will protect their forest better than anybodyy else can.
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