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Indigenous livelihood, body culture and play Mentawai woman, Bai Tiru, fishes in the river for crabs, shrimp, and fish. Photo by Joo Peter. The spectacular colours and motifs of the Mentawai peoples—the body culture, play and identity of a surviving and burgeoning culture—were profiled in Live...
Celebrating “Together As One” with individual acts of kindness IEF partnered with lead marketing and communications agency, VMLY&R, to celebrate Worldwide Foundation Day on Thursday, September 24, under the rubric “Together As One,” a fitting theme that brings together IEF and VMLY&R’s core...
Appraising the world through indigenous art: bursting with optimism and colour Two female students take part in an art initative encouraging expression of how they see the world and themselves within. Photo: YPBM Over 100 indigenous Mentawai students from 5 learning hubs in Siberut island,...
Future leader finding voice through indigenous education Martison Siritoitet is an indigenous Mentawai student who enrolled in the Mentawai indigenous learning hub program in the final year of his high school education. Almost 3 years on and Martison has been awarded scholarship to study...
Practera supports IEF campaign to enhance indigenous education equity Indigenous Education Foundation (IEF) is in the process of enhancing its social and digital media presence by harnessing the knowledge of independent consultants through the Victorian State Government’s LIVE Projects program....
Experience oldest First Australian crafts handmade by the youngest custodians Yarn Bark Co-Founder, Will Austin, handcrafting authentic didgeridoo and traditional craft kit items Authenticity, originality and longevity are at the heart of First Australian culture and art. Yarn Bark has created a...


SUCCESS STORIES

IEF partner, Yayasan Pendidikan Budaya Mentawai, develops the first Mentawai, Siberut language dictionary in celebration of UNESCO's International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL).

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TESTIMONIAL

“The support from IEF has been crucial and extremely impacting and is felt by the community. For example, they’re seeing their children develop new skills and understanding of our cultural wisdom, such as gathering from the forest, making handicrafts, and learning Mentawai’s traditional story, song and dance.”

Fransiskus Yan, Yayasan Pendidikan Budaya Mentawai

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Indigenous livelihood, body culture and play Mentawai woman, Bai Tiru, fishes in the river for crabs, shrimp, and fish. Photo by Joo Peter. The spectacular colours and motifs of the Mentawai peoples—the body culture, play and identity of a surviving and burgeoning culture—were profiled in Live Encounters (August 2019), an on-line magazine that promotes the rich diversity of humanity and earth as well as their fragility.Joo Peter captured the images of a peoples’ culture, identity and...
Celebrating “Together As One” with individual acts of kindness IEF partnered with lead marketing and communications agency, VMLY&R, to celebrate Worldwide Foundation Day on Thursday, September 24, under the rubric “Together As One,” a fitting theme that brings together IEF and VMLY&R’s core values: advancing inclusion, education and diversity. Nearly 7,000 employees around the world had the opportunity to support their local community through virtual and in-person charitable volunteer...