Cultural Story: How to build a Mentawai Uma

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Storytelling is a fundamental component of all indigenous cultures and heavily intertwined within their native educational systems. For Mentawai, according to Sikerei, “Our stories teach us about our history and how to survive here. They carry the wealth of Mentawai

Partnering with Suku Mentawai

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Suku Mentawai is pleased to announce a new and ongoing partnership with Pitstop Hill Mentawai. Pitstop Hill Mentawai, established in 2007 by Paul Clarke and Uncu, is one of Mentawai’s most popular surf tourism resorts. We are absolutely thrilled to

Win this limited edition Mentawai photo – framed!

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We plan to commence work on the Suku Mentawai program before the end of the year. However, to do so, we need to raise initial funding through IEF. If you’d like to win this certified limited edition (artist proof #1)

How Effective is Traditional Medicine?

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Continuing on from recent articles discussing how the indigenous Mentawai community deals with illness and loss of life, I’d like to delve a little deeper into the practices of traditional Mentawai medicine; those who are trained to administer it; and

Suku Mentawai t-shirts

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To help raise money in support of indigenous Mentawai’s educational solution and promote awareness amongst communities throughout the world, we’ve designed a range of mens and womens Suku Mentawai t-shirts to sell. Made from 100% organic cotton and printed using

Film

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Watch the film, BUI MAREUREU BAAP As Worlds Divide, and experience why maintaining Indigenous knowledge is integral to the Mentawai people and their future (…)

Mentawai Ceremony

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To offer some insight into Mentawai culture and practices, I thought I’d share with you a few moments captured during a ceremony given for the death of an elder (Panogru) (…)

Baseline Survey

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Briefly updating on the progress of the research, I’m extremely pleased to announce that, having just returned from the jungles of Mentawai, we’ve managed, together with close friend Matt Hannon (…)

Global Quest

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GLOBALQUEST, have decided to select this research and potential support program as a project they wish to offer development and financial support to, in 2011 (…)