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Reconciliation, Atonement and Indigenous Education Equity: An end to a disagreement or conflict with somebody and the start of a good relationship again.” This is how the Oxford English Dictionary defines reconciliation. When we reflect on reconciliation in the Australian context considerable...
Reconnecting with Mentawai’s indigenous identity leading to improve livelihoods and wellbeing: Monash postgraduate executes MON-EV strategy to reveal IEF partner program positively influencing Mentawai’s indigenous youth Late 2019, Monash University postgraduate Nipuni Bandaranayaka joined IEF...
Mentawai students embrace the Mentawai Rereiket dialect to Indonesian language dictionary Students at Mentawai’s SDN 15 school in Maileppet, South Siberut Island study the Mattaoi Rereiket dictionary as part of their cultural studies program. Teacher pictured: Ibu Jorjo. Photo: Bastian Ade...
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...


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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Reconciliation, Atonement and Indigenous Education Equity: An end to a disagreement or conflict with somebody and the start of a good relationship again.” This is how the Oxford English Dictionary defines reconciliation. When we reflect on reconciliation in the Australian context considerable progress has been made among new Australians at every level: government, business, community and individuals. There is no doubt that our shared focus on reconciliation has facilitated respect, trust and...
Reconnecting with Mentawai’s indigenous identity leading to improve livelihoods and wellbeing: Monash postgraduate executes MON-EV strategy to reveal IEF partner program positively influencing Mentawai’s indigenous youth Late 2019, Monash University postgraduate Nipuni Bandaranayaka joined IEF on-ground in Mentawai as a part of her Work Integrated Learning program within the Master of International Development Practice.Alongside IEF Operations Manager, Samantha Lee, and Yayasan Pendidikan...