Film ‘Mentawai Souls Of The Forest’ awarded Mt. Everest Award at Nepal International Film Festival 2023

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Suku Mentawai Foundation/YPBM is proud to announce that our film “Mentawai Souls of the Forest”, Directed by Joo Peter, has won the Mt. Everest Award for Best International Documentary at the Nepal International Film Festival (NIFF) – held in Kathmandu,

Progress and impact of cultural and ecological education program 2022/2023 – Mentawai Cultural Education Foundation – YPBM

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Mentawai Cultural Education Foundation – YPBM will continue to be committed to working to develop the Mentawai Cultural and Ecological Education Program (CEEP) for the young Mentawai generation. We will continue to improve the quality of learning in accordance with

Mentawai-Souls of the Forest awarded the Special Jury Prize Bali International Film Festival (Balinale) 2022

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DENPASAR – BALI (Suku Mentawai) – Yayasan Pendidikan Budaya Mentawai (YPBM) is proud to announce that the film “Mentawai Souls of the Forest” by Joo Peter, in collaboration with the Yayasan Pendidikan Budaya Mentawai (YPBM), won the Special Jury Prize at

Sustaining our livelihoods through Indigenous culture and wisdom

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Our world is changing dramatically. Increased drought, fire, pollution, and natural disasters across the globe. This is climate change and our mismanagement of our surroundings is causing it. We must all be aware of our actions and responsibilities in preventing

Ancient stories for our future:

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Documenting the oral traditions of Mentawai people from the Sarereiket and Sabirut regions of Siberut. Indigenous people’s storytelling systems and traditions are disappearing, but to sustain our collective future we must heed their wisdom. Sarereiket region, Siberut, Mentawai – It

Bali International Indigenous Film Festival (BIIFF) 2019

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After receiving invitation to attend and participate in the International Indigenous Film Festival in Bali, the Yayasan Pendidikan Budaya Mentawai (YPBM) foundation delegated this opportunity to one representative, Martison Siritoitet. Martison is a Mentawai youth working for YPBM in the

Buko pasigelaijat ngangan Mentawai

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MENTAWAI 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 of

Pasi teuteu metcak pagalaijat adat Mentawai

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REVIVING 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 relationship and involvement

New MOU agreement with the Indigenous Education Foundation (IEF)

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We are excited to announce that the Yayasan Pendidikan Suku Mentawai (YPSM) was officially changed to the Yayasan Pendidikan Budaya Mentawai (YPBM) with the number deed of establishment, Notary Rismadona, SH.AHU – 0012635 AH.01.04 Year 2018. The Yayasan Pendidikan Budaya

Indigenous Celebration Festival, in Bali 2018

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Some time ago, on May 11-15, the Mentawai Cultural Education Foundation (YPBM) team attended the Indigenous Celebration Festival in Ubud, Bali. In this event, YPBM brought a team of members from the Mentawai Pumaijat cultural arts centre, in Saibi Samukop