Indigenous communities, land rights and Covid-19

yet still they support those most vulnerable.

Indigenous territories impacted by oil palm, mining and criminalisation are disproportionately affected by Covid-19 - yet still they support those most vulnerable.

Food sovereignty within the Indigenous communities of the Indonesian archipelago is under threat, not least during a pandemic. 

The Banten Kidul Indigenous Peoples are known for their advanced technique of food preservation, but violent incursions by mining companies and complicit governments threaten traditional farming methods and the safety of Indigenous farmers. 

Despite this, Indigenous groups are self-organising lockdowns and coordinating the donation of food from agrarian communities to urban workers who have been laid off due to the pandemic. 

The full article: https://theecologist.org/2020/jun/04/indigenous-communities-land-rights-and-covid-19


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