Tribal leaders are working to modernize their economies and infrastructure

Gila River Indian Community Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis in 2021.

By Al Macias Published: Wednesday, March 15, 2023 – 4:55am Updated: Wednesday, March 22, 2023 – 9:25am Native American communities have long utilized traditional natural resources such as water, lumber, minerals and crops. As they are taking greater roles in the management and preservation of these precious and sometimes finite resources, many are seeking to diversify … Read more

Wantok System is Life and Living System

It depends on every one of us: Do we want to follow the ideally conceptualized system, or the real and living system of life and living?

If you asked me this question, then my answer is,

“If the system does not exploit and destroy the nature and my custom values, norms and systems, then I will embrace it, in order to help life continue to emerge and then evolve. But if democracy is based upon materialistic mindset and anthropocentric concept, then I have a strong reason to quickly run away from it. The way to run away is to arrest democracy into Wantok System”

by Wewo Kotokay

Natuman makes dig at US big business in historic West Papuan ‘home’ event 2017

By Dan McGarry, media director of the Vanuatu Daily Post “We are all Melanesian,” says Vanuatu Deputy Prime Minister Joe Natuman. “We are family. We regard it as an obligation to help one another.” Natuman recounted the history of West Papua from post-World War II days at the Morning Star flag-raising ceremony in Port Vila … Read more

Indonesian Bishops call for dialogue in restive West Papua

Following the killing of a Catholic catechist in West Papua province, Church leaders meet with Indonesia’s top security official to urge the government to ease tensions through dialogue and respect. By Devin Watkins, Representatives of the Catholic Church in Indonesia, in particular from the West Papua province, have held talks with the country’s Coordinating … Read more

New Volunteer Opportunities

Donating money isn’t the only way to give to charitable organizations, many of whom rely on volunteers for various services. If you find yourself with free time on your hands on your weekend, or during the week, you could consider putting in some community service. Not only will you help a good cause, but it … Read more

Celebrate Microvolunteering Day

You want to get involved and give back to the community, but can’t fit another big commitment into your busy schedule? Then microvolunteering might just be the thing. Microvolunteering is a small, bite-sized task or project, that is quick and easy to perform. Best of all there’s a range of things you could do online, … Read more