In Indonesia, we have many indigenous people such as the Dayak
, Baduy, Bugis and Sunda peoples.
Thus, tourists can feel more life as a Dayak
tribe, mingling with the local community, and of course enjoy a typical culinary dish - such as Tabiku, savory glutinous rice cooked in a bag of kantong semar.
ethnic organizations began to manifest themselves around the same time, demanding greater political influence and for a larger share of the natural-resource profits to benefit the indigenous population (see Bakker, 2009).
But Brooke was a rajah, and on Britain's side (as long as that side lasted) and earned a place for himself in Dayak
mythology as well as in the history books of imperialism in South-East Asia.
Mijino, a Dayak
politician in the provincial assembly, also pursued political power out of personal ambition and in order to help his community.
This study begins with discussion of ethnicity and politics and then studies the Dayaks
over time--prior to 1945, and through the decades to 2005--with discussion of each era's political power developments.
Semunying Jaya is a settlement of people who identify as Kayan, one of the more than 200 Dayak
ethnicities that live in Borneo's forests.
She also represented the Sarawak Dayak
National Union in 1962 at the Cobbold Commission consultation for the formation of Malaysia.
The area was once a rich peat forest, inhabited by the Dayak
Ngaju, who have for generations eked out a living through their intimate knowledge of the forest and its extensive waterways.
It is where the local political party, the Dayak
Party, was founded during the era of Soekarno, the first Indonesian president.
Oil palm companies are also threatening: Dayak
tribes with extinction.
Eschewing simplistic explanations about the supposed cultural incompatibility between indigenous Dayaks
and Madurese migrants, Jamie Davidson traces the origins of the conflict in the long history of communal violence in the province, in the Dayak
and Malay "awakenings" of the 1990s, and in the politics of regional autonomy.