The Orang Rimba – Indigenous Indonesian’s that generally live in our Forests – have a special relationship with the archipelago.
There are over 2,300 indigenous communities across Indonesia – numbering around 17 million people – they make up a large portion of the population spread all across the country. Due to their animistic beliefs, it is difficult for them to gain KTP’s and therefore don’t have the same rights as their fellow Indonesian’s. In addition, Deforestation is forcing many of them out of their ancestral home.
Watch this excellent BBC report on the state of the Orang Rimba in Indonesia…
For more information on how to support the Orang Rimba, visit the Indigenous Peoples’ Alliance of the Archipelago’s NGO website: