16 Days of Global Action on Agroecology 2019

Sempena dengan Sesi Taktik Bersama (Joint Tactic Session) yang telah diadakan pada 2 – 4 Oktober 2019 bersama perwakilan Pertubuhan Rakyat kawasan jaringan PACOS Trust, kempen 16 Days of Global Action on Agroecology yang bertemakan “Youth March on for Agroecology and Food Sovereignity” di bawah program Sosio Ekonomi/Kivatu Nature Farm telah membuka 1 ruang pembelajaran mengenai jenis-jenis benih asli dari buah-buahan, sayur-sayuran serta herba-herba khususnya kepada belia-belia Orang Asal.

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL COMMUNITY-DRIVEN HANDICRAFT MARKET

On 24 June 2016, Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort and Spa brought together Sabah indigenous handcrafts and local artisans to showcase yet another indigenous Sabahan handicraft market for a corporate incentive event for nearly 800 Chinese top-sellers for Pearlosophy, a Shanghai-based skincare brand founded in 2015.

This is the second time a community-driven handicraft market was organised at Rasa Ria. This comes at the foot heel of the remarkable success of the first Sabah handicraft market last April. A number of handicrafts came from different Community Learning Centres (CLC) were located in a few villages along the west coast of Sabah.

The population of these villages range from 200 to 1,000. The people here belong to the indigenous tribes of Dusun, Rungus, Lundayeh and Murut. Handicraft making is an additional source of livelihood, apart from farming. For around 25 years, Pacos Trust has been actively involved in supporting these indigenous communities.

One of the featured community is the Rungus, from the Northern part of Sabah. The Rungus have been known to produce beautiful beaded necklaces. Patterns on the strands of beads usually tell ancient stories. The human figures are picked out in bright hues in the bead-work. They also specialize in making ‘renago’, which is a type of woven basket and tray. Materials involved are usually rattan. The coil is made from ‘lias’ a type of local plant.

Besides that, this market also create a space for eco-social equality, Sabahan enterprise, fair trade, sustainable production and consumption, and celebration of innovation, the handmade, the simple and the beautiful. This will show the community dare to bare their creativity and curiosity.

Another succesful community-driven handicraft market by Rasa Ria

Lawatan Program ICCA bersama PACOS Trust dan pelajar dari Universiti Macquarie, Australia ke Kampung Rumantai, Ranau, Sabah.

Empat pelajar dari Universiti Macquarie, Australia telah melakukan tugasan mereka untuk menilai sumber yang ada di wilayah tanah adat Kampung Rumantai serta dibantu oleh Program pengurusan sumber PACOS Trust. Ini sangat membantu komuniti di Kampung Rumantai untuk memahami dan bagaimana menghargai, mengetahui sumber sekeliling dan membuat dokumentasi di kawasan wilayah adat mereka.

Photo credit by: @Kirstey Selva

Menteri sokong Hari Belia Orang Asal Sabah ke-2

Selasa, 27 Ogos 2019 – Beberapa perwakilan Rombongan MBOAS (Belia Orang Asal) dan beberapa staf PACOS telah mengadakan kunjungan Hormat ke Pejabat Menteri Belia dan Sukan Sabah untuk berjumpa dengan YB Ginger Phong Jie Zie. Tujuan Kunjungan tersebut adalah untuk memaklumkan beliau mengenai Program Hari Belia Orang Asal Sabah pada 16 September 2019 yang akan berlansung di Keningau.

Program ini adalah kesinambungan Hari Belia yang telah dilancarkan oleh Menteri Belia dan Sukan Sabah pada tahun 2018. YB Ginger Phong telah bersetuju untuk hadir pada Hari Belia Orang Asal dan menyokong aktiviti itu diadakan. Sumbangan juga akan disalurkan bagi melancarkan program tersebut.

Selain itu, Tujuan kunjungan tersebut adalah untuk mendapatkan sokongan YB Menteri supaya mendaftarkan MBOA di peringkat ROY (Register of Youth). Sokongan Menteri sangat diperlukan dalam penubuhan ini bagi menyokong Dasar Kerajaan diperingkat belia Orang Asal khususnya dikawasan pedalaman Sabah.

Sokongan YB Menteri kami lihat sangat positif dalam menjayakan Program Hari Belia Orang Asal Sabah ke-2 pada Tahun ini. Terima Kasih diucapkan kepada Pejabat Menteri kerana sudi menerima kehadiran Rombongan Majlis Belia Orang Asal Sabah di pejabat beliau.

Laporan dan gambar disediakan oleh : Majlis Belia Orang Asal Sabah & PACOS Trust

Lawatan Pelapor Khas PBB ke Alab Lanas, Sook, Keningau

Pelapor Khas Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu (PBB) berkenaan Kemiskinan Melampau & Hak Asasi Manusia, Professor Philip Alston (Dari Australia) bersama rombongannya telah membuat lawatan rasminya ke Kawasan Sook, Sabah, di Kg. Alab Lanas pada 17 Ogos 2019 yang lalu.

Beliau dan rombongan telah membuat tinjauan lapangan dan berdialog bersama komuniti berkenaan dengan keadaan sosial, ekonomi dan persekitaran kawasan  wilayah adat komuniti ini. Diharapkan lawatan beliau ini dapat memberikan aspirasi, laporan penuh serta tepat kepada pihak PBB mengenai gambaran sebenar kehidupan Orang Asal di kawasan ini khususnya di Sabah. Gambar disediakan oleh : Galus Ahtoi

Untuk mendengar berita temuramah di siaran television astroawani /considerthis, tekan disini.

Liputan media dari StarTV

BENGKEL OTOGRAFI

13 – 16 Ogos 2019 : 9 Pusat Pembelajaran Komuniti (CLC) di bawah jaringan PACOS Trust dan Tadika Sinaran Ria Suausindak Penampang telah menghadiri bengkel Otografi yang dikendalikan oleh Dr. Mark Miller dari SIL (Summer Institute of Linguistics) dan KLF (KadazanDusun Language Foundation).

9 CLC yang hadir adalah dari :

  • Kg. Terian, Kg. Kipouvo & Kg. Kibunut – Penampang
  • Kg. Saguon & Kg. Tampasak – Tongod
  • Kg. Kalampun – Keningau
  • Kg. Lirung – Pensiangan
  • Kg. Rumantai & Kg. Kopuron – Telupid

Objektif utama bengkel pada kali ini adalah untuk membantu guru-guru untuk menyemak sistem penulisan dan ejaan yang betul mengikut bahasa ibunda masing-masing. Salah satu hasil daripada bengkel ini adalah guru-guru dapat menghasilkan draf kamus mini dalam bahasa ibunda mereka dan pada masa akan datang, kamus mini ini dapat digunakan sebagai salah satu dokumentasi bahasa ibunda yang penting serta boleh digunakan untuk alat pembelajaran kanak-kanak di sekolah/tadika mereka. –

Laporan Ringkas disediakan oleh : Norizah Stephen | Gambar : Rufina, Regia, Junia

Sungai Rumanau protecting forest biodiversity against commercial logging in Sabah, Malaysia.

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Community requires recognition of and support for its customary practices to continue to sustainably use and manage forests.

THE FOREST-DEPENDENT Sungai Rumanau Indigenous People of Mengkawago are seeking to secure their community’s forest for the continuity of their traditional practices and livelihoods, and against the threat of logging and oil palm operations. The village is entirely within the Mengkawago Forest Reserve, and can therefore be logged by the concession holder. Socio-economic activities include agriculture, hunting and gathering forest products.

“Use and Protect” (Ingaladan) is one of the main principles underpinning how the Mengkawago community manages its resources. Villagers view their relationship with the forest as close and reciprocal. If the forest is not cared for, they not only lose their source of food, water, materials and medicines, but also their knowledge and culture.

PACOS Trust | Global Forest Coalition

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KeTAMU

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KeTAMU. To the market.

 

Where east-west-north-south meet; where food, art, music, craft, traditional, contemporary, rural, urban, friends and family, meet in the spirit of community, beauty, design, utility and life. KeTAMU opens a space where we can bring our wares and fares, and dare to bare our creativity and curiosity. KeTAMU is also Sabahan – dreamt, designed and made.

KeTAMU is a LEAP Social initiative, in collaboration with Green Borneo: to create a space for eco-social equality, Sabahan enterprise, fair trade, sustainable production and consumption, and celebration of innovation, the handmade, the simple and the beautiful. All are invited, the closeted makers and the pros, the kampung entrepreneurs, the urban artistsartisans, the musicians, the foodies, just anyone and everyone.

Event details :

  • 31 August – 1 September 2019
  • 10:00am – 10:00pm (Saturday) 10:00am – 5:00pm (Sunday)
  • Location – Green Borneo, Karamunsing intersection, Kota Kinabalu (Get a Grab to “green borneo nursery”
  • For more information, please contact : Suzanne Chong (+6017-8199388) / su3chong@gmail.com

 

 

Perkongsian berkenaan Orang Asal dan Wilayah Adat (Tanah, Hutan, Sungai & Laut)

 

14 & 15 Ogos 2019 – Pada tahun ini, PACOS yang di wakili oleh penyelaras Hak Tanah En. Galus Ahtoi dan Sitoh Belana telah berpeluang membuat Lawatan dan tinjauan ke Kg. Pulau Omadal, Semporna bersama rakan-rakan dari WWF, LEAP & Anton-family.

PACOS telah memberikan perkongsian berkenaan Orang Asal dan Wilayah Adat (Tanah, Hutan, Sungai & Laut). Belajar bersama dengan komuniti dari Bajau Sama, Pulau Omadal yang sudah Menduduki, Mengusaha dan Mewarisi Pulau ini sejak 7 Generasi.

Photo courtesy : Galus Ahtoi

 

370M indigenous peoples live across 90 countries: UN

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In order to raise awareness of the needs of these groups, this special day is celebrated annually on Aug. 9, since the first meeting of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations, held in Geneva in 1982. Photo Illustrated by – Jagad.id

ANKARA 

Indigenous peoples live across 90 countries with an estimated population of 370 million, said the UN on Friday on the occasion of International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.

They make up “less than 5% of the world’s population, but account for 15% of the poorest,” noted the UN.

In order to raise awareness of the needs of these groups, this special day is celebrated annually on Aug. 9, since the first meeting of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations, held in Geneva in 1982.

This year, the UN focused on the theme of “Indigenous Peoples’ Languages”, by highlighting the contributions of the indigenous peoples to the world’s linguistic diversity, honoring the “International Year of Indigenous Languages”.

Languages play a significant role in the daily lives of people and are essential in the areas of “human rights protection, peace building and sustainable development, through ensuring cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue,” according to the UN.

“Around 5,000 of the 7,000 languages spoken in the world are indigenous, and most of the world’s 2,680 endangered languages are indigenous”, said the EU in a statement.

“Indigenous languages are disappearing at an alarming rate, each one taking with it a cultural and intellectual heritage. We must protect languages under threat of extinction. #IndigenousDay,” the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Twitter.

As a response to these threats, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a Resolution on “Rights of Indigenous Peoples”, and proclaimed this year as the “International Year of Indigenous Languages,” said the UN on its website.

The UN added that the indigenous peoples have sought “recognition of their identities, their way of life and their right to traditional lands, territories and natural resources” for years, but their rights have always been violated.

Stressing that they are one of the “most disadvantaged and vulnerable groups”, the UN urged the international community to take special measures to protect their rights and maintain their distinct cultures.  Article by – AA.COM.TR