I Did Not Choose to Come Here and I Have No Say in Whether I Stay or Leave This Planet

My journey here is a complete mystery. Did I get to decide if I wanted to come here? No. I didn’t choose to come here, and I have no say in whether I stay or leave this planet. This journey is arbitrary in the sense that I was thrown into this drama without my consent. As … Read more


We, gathered at the 2017 National Constitutional Convention, coming from all points of the southern sky, make this statement from the heart: Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tribes were the first sovereign Nations of the Australian continent and its adjacent islands, and possessed it under our own laws and customs. This our ancestors did, … Read more

Sacred Earth – home to billions of creatures, including humans

The following is the forward written by Maurice F. Strong in (Burger, 1990) book: The Gaia Atlas of First Peoples – A future for indigenous world:   “Our Earth is a vulnerable, abused place. Its opulent forests are rapaciously felled its rivers and ocean polluted, its already degraded soils worked lifeless, its delicate envelope of … Read more

The New York Agreement – August 1962

New York Agreement Agreement Between the Republic of Indonesia and the Kingdom of the Netherlands Concerning West New Guinea (West Irian) (Signed at the Headquarters of the United Nations, New York, on 15 August 1962)The Republic of Indonesia and the Kingdom of the Netherlands,Having in mind the interests and welfare of the people of the … Read more


Penulisan rekomendasi dari Majelis Umum PBB tercantum dalam resolusi 1 / 2 tanggal 29 Juni 2006, yang mana Majelis Umum PBB mengutip dari teks deklarasi PBB tentang Hak-hak masyarakat pribumi, Mengingat resolusi 61/178 tanggal 20 Desember 2006, yang pada waktu itu memutuskan untuk menangguhkan pertimbangan dari dan pelaksanaan Deklarasi guna memberi waktu untuk konsultasi, dan … Read more

How should the Indonesian government, international community and UN respond to OPM’s Liberation Army demand?

Yamin Kogoya The West Papua National Liberation Army, armed wing of the Free Papua Movement (OPM), released a video showing hostage, Philip Mathern, New Zealand pilot saying in what appears to be a calm, but trembling voice:   I have been instructed to read the statement. No foreign pilots are permitted to work and fly … Read more

Metaphysics of a Hero: Egianus Kogoya – Is He a Papuan Hero or Villain

Yamin Kogoya After the West Papua National Liberation Army, the armed wing of OPM (Free Papua movement), burned a small plane and kidnapped its New Zealand pilot on February 7, 2023. The dark clouds that sealed this frontier war opened to the outside world. Across the globe, media outlets shared this information, causing people to … Read more

How can Western conservationists talk to Melanesian landowners about indigenous knowledge?

Yamin Kogoya The independent nation of Papua New Guinea (PNG) is located in the Oceania subregion known as “Melanesia”. PNG and Melanesia are well known for their rich diversity of languages, cultures, islands, and biodiversity to western researchers. PNG gained independence from Australia in 1975. In the years following independence, the country’s leaders were encouraged … Read more

Papuaphobia: Colonial Mythology Behind Papuan Genocide

Each year on 1 December, Papuans commemorate the conception of a new Papuan state. This was West Papua’s original Independence Day. The Morning Star flag was first raised on that date in 1961 as the Dutch prepared West Papua for independence. Unfortunately, its statehood was short-lived. Two years later. On May 1, 1963, the Indonesian … Read more


Papua engkau bagaikan piring yang di biarkan kotor. Papua… engkau bagaikan piring yang hanya di pake buat mengisih makanan, untuk memberi makan mulut-mulut yang rakus; Engkau bagaikan mankok yang hanya di pakai buat mengisi air untuk memberi minum mulut-mulut penipu. Setelah di pakai, engkau di biarkan kotor dan terlantar. Oh…Papuaku…Cenderawasih burung surga. Cenderawasih… engkau adalah … Read more

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