Kalimantan – In Defense of the Dayak Iban People

Land grabbing, illegal logging, and land conversion, however, threatened the indigenous communities on the island of Kalimantan.

Archbishop Agus said that aside from outside help, the Dayak Iban people need to have their rights to their land protected.

During his pastoral visit to remote area in Kapuas Hulu District in West Kalimantan (Borneo) Province, the bishop laid the foundation of a new local church building in a village on the banks of Kapuas River, Indonesia’s longest near the border with Sabah.

The prelate also blessed the newly erected “Rumah Bentang,” or “longhouse,” a traditional Dayak Iban structure.

Source: UCANews

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