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Launching the first-ever Mentawai Rereiket dialect to Indonesian language dictionary As 2019 draws to a close, the international year of Indigenous languages, an uplifting and inspiring story emerges.IEF and our Indonesian partner organisation, a team of young, self-driven indigenous Mentawai, are...
Enhancing Education Equity for Indigenous Communities in Indonesia "Yayasan Pendidikan Budaya Mentawai’s (YPBM) goals and objectives align with our educational vision and agenda to preserve and strengthen Mentawai culture. There is very large potential for this [locally-run] foundation to advance...
IEF embraces NAIDOC - encourages education equity for all Australians The Indigenous Education Foundation (IEF) embraces the celebration of the traditional owners of our land and encourages all Australians to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...
Ancient stories for our future:Documenting the oral traditions of the Mentawai people from the Rereiket and Sabirut regions of Siberut Island Indigenous people’s storytelling traditions are disappearing, but to sustain a just, equitable and inclusive future we must heed their wisdom. Aman Teu...
Let the people speak for themselves:how collaboration captures indigenous knowledge and wisdom In our dramatically changing world, the recognition and respect of Indigenous identity, knowledge, and their unique relationships with the natural world are the foundations to safeguarding Earth’s...
Australia’s Yarn Bark partners with IEF to maximise First Nations program Indigenous Education Foundation (IEF) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Yarn Bark to promote education equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Indigenous communities. Yarn Bark create opportunities for...


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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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Launching the first-ever Mentawai Rereiket dialect to Indonesian language dictionary As 2019 draws to a close, the international year of Indigenous languages, an uplifting and inspiring story emerges.IEF and our Indonesian partner organisation, a team of young, self-driven indigenous Mentawai, are thrilled to announce the successful publication of the first-ever Mattaoi Rereiket to Indonesian language dictionary. With changing education and social patterns, rapid developments and foreign...
Enhancing Education Equity for Indigenous Communities in Indonesia "Yayasan Pendidikan Budaya Mentawai’s (YPBM) goals and objectives align with our educational vision and agenda to preserve and strengthen Mentawai culture. There is very large potential for this [locally-run] foundation to advance these objectives through cultural education. For that, we provide support and commitment to develop a partnership agreement to use their program as a practical model to promote cultural education...