Indigenous Peoples and Their Struggle for Citizenship and Collective Identity in Indonesia
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- indigenous peoples; struggle; citizenship; collective identity
One of the forms of socio-cultural pluralism of Indonesia is the existence of indigenous peoples with their customary law system. Indonesia as an archipelagic country, the number of indigenous peoples is estimated at around 40-50 million, out of more than 10,000 ethnic and sub-ethnic groups spreading throughout the inter-regional region. Indigenous peoples are anthropological entities that grow naturally on a certain part of the earth, and consist of various small primordial communities whose citizens have blood relation to each other. The existence of such indigenous peoples places them in a minority position. This sense of minority is more or less similar to the understanding of marginal society; those in a series of common life in the public space are often on the edge, or more precisely marginalized by the dominant. Indigenous peoples are very vulnerable groups in our society and the country in general. The focus of this paper is discusses the struggle for citizenship and collective identity among indigenous peoples in Indonesia. This study is theoretical using literature review method based on literature and combined with bibliographic research that focuses on the ideas contained in the theory. As conclusion that the indigenous peoples' struggle for inclusive citizenship, which requires the Government of Indonesia to legally and actually recognize and respect the status of indigenous people's citizenship in the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia is not yet over. It takes a pluralist approach that sees indigenous peoples as a diversity that must be maintained, so that indigenous peoples need to be guaranteed their basic rights independently to determine choices for the development of their respective communities. Therefore, the future discourse on citizenship in Indonesia is not only seen from the individual citizens, but also communal citizens who are members of indigenous communities.
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TY - CONF AU - Triyanto Triyanto AU - Rima Vien Permata Hartanto PY - 2018/11 DA - 2018/11 TI - Indigenous Peoples and Their Struggle for Citizenship and Collective Identity in Indonesia BT - Proceedings of the Annual Civic Education Conference (ACEC 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 1 EP - 4 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/acec-18.2018.1 DO - 10.2991/acec-18.2018.1 ID - Triyanto2018/11 ER -