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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...
IEF’s Commitment to education equity for Indigenous peoples “World pledges to leave no one behind, and reach the furthest behind first” The world appraised by Indigenous peoples is conspicuously unalike the world viewed through the lenses of the participating states that adopted the global...
Buko pasigelaijat ngangan MentawaiMentawai language learning book Over the past few decades, the Mentawai have seen dramatic change throughout their archipelago. There has been an enormous surge in development, tourism, and immigration – bringing with it powerful foreign influence.August Tonggiat, founder...
Pasi teuteu metca pagalaijat adat MentawaiReviving the local wisdom of Mentawai culture Last week we sat down with Fransiskus Yan, the Head of Mentawai’s cultural education foundation, Yayasan Pendidikan Budaya Mentawai (YPBM), to discuss their self-managed education program and how they perceive the...
IEF appoints Chief Executive Officer The Indigenous Education Foundation (IEF), a not-for-profit foundation established in 2014 to reduce poverty amongst displaced Indigenous peoples by empowering communities to develop and sustain their own cultural-based education solutions, is pleased to...


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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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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 diversity. Amid our current global crisis, partnering with Indigenous peoples to identify and capture traditional ecological knowledge and wisdom is pivotal in biodiversity conservation, and ultimately...
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 all people living in Australia to develop meaningful connections and understandings to First Nations Cultural knowledge and ways of life. Photo: Yarn Bark Yarn Bark, co-founded by Will Austin and Alex...