Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2006
This description of Butet Manurung's work was prepared when Butet Manurung was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2006.
Across Indonesia, indigenous peoples are finding that they can no longer avoid contact with the outside world. Although they are often at the center of conflicts over land, forests, coastlines, they seldom participate in discourse and problem-solving. By giving indigenous youth access to education, Butet Manurung is preparing a generation of young people to become bridges between their communities and outside interests.    
The New Idea
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