A Conference of Indigenous Papuans in Kaimana Yields 14 Decrees

goodmorningpapua.com – The 4th Great Papuan Indigenous Peoples Conference (KBMAP) in Kaimana, Papua taking place from 25-30 October 2021 has resulted in 14 decisions.

The results of the conference consist of the results of the session of Commission A on the structure, statutes, basic guidelines and operational guidelines. The results of the Commission B session on the main points of the work program of the Papuan Customary Council for the period 2021-2026 and the results of the Commission C session on recommendations.

This was conveyed by Leonard Imbiri, the Executive Secretary of the Papuan Customary Council (DAP) in a press conference at the KBMAP IV Committee Secretariat Office on Jalan Raya Utarum Bantemi Kaimana, Thursday 4 November 2021.

“The 4th KBMAP in Kaimana was attended by 521 participants from 7 customary areas in Papua. They consist of conference participants, observers, invitees, exhibitors and participants in cultural performances,” said Imbiri accompanied by Mananwir Yan Pieter Yarangga, Chairman of DAP.

In the KBMAP, the Chairperson of the DAP for the period 2021-2026 was also elected as a representative forum consisting of Mananwir Yan Pieter Yarangga as chairman, as well as several deputy chairmen. They consisted of Yakonias Wabra, Markus Waran, Agus Tumanat, Lemok Mabel and Herman Sayori.

“For the Deputy Chairperson from the Anim-Ha region, it will be determined later after the internal consolidation process in the Papuan Customary Council of the Anim-Ha Region. In the KBMAP, Leonard Imbiri was also elected as the Executive Secretary of the DAP who will complement a number of deputies as DAP’s working forum,” he explained.

As a follow-up to the results of the 4th KBMAP, continued Imbiri, the Formulating Team had to finish the results of the formulation which would then be submitted to various parties as a reference.

“If there is a referral for the Minister of Tourism, we will bring this recommendation to the Minister of Tourism. If there is a referral to UNICEF, we will bring UNICEF. If there is a referral to the Minister of Agrarian Affairs and so on, it will be followed up by DAP but can also be followed up by the Regional Customary Council to the local government,” explained Imbiri.

The chairman of the Papuan Customary Council, Mananwir Yan Pieter Yarangga said that the mandate of the manifesto started from 2002 is still ongoing and an agenda that is still maintained today.

“The content of tribes reconciliation and consolidation is very complex. One of them is ensuring that there is a good and complete settlement of tribal structures so that the adat council and other parties continue to encourage social and political education through local wisdom,” said Yarangga.

For him, there is an understanding in the community that DAP continues to encourage in order to protect natural resources which will later be communicated and protected by DAP in a sustainable manner through partnerships.

“One of the positions of the Papuan customary council is to partner with the government. The content is to ensure that the basic rights of the Papuan people regarding natural resources and land must be respected and appreciated through a process, one of which is called economic investment or natural resource investment,” said Yarangga.

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