Indigenous communities urge action on collective land titles
Just 38 indigenous communities out of 455 have received communal land titles since the government first made them available in 2009, with indigenous activists and rights groups bemoaning the notoriously slow process. ...
Ecotourism gives ethic community new hope
Ecotourism has turned a struggling community into one with higher incomes, an upgraded road and new school and health services. ...
Cambodia’s indigenous peoples struggle with digital literacy on eve of elections
Lek Karry has been using a smartphone for nearly two years but the grade 12 student admits she still struggles to distinguish between real and fake information online. ...
Indigenous community banned from farming over unclear zoning in Areng valley
Preav Hun cultivated bananas and mangos in the Areng valley of the Cardamom mountains for more than 25 years, but for the past six months Ministry of Environment officials have banned him and his indigenous Chorng neighbors from farming as the government rezones the protected ...
Indigenous women voice collective concerns
A senior environment official called for calm after indigenous women’s communities urged relevant ministries and institutions to address their concerns by including their input into the draft amendments to the protected natural areas and forestry laws. ...
Indigenous groups warn: ‘we will be slaves on our land’
Communities are already facing lawsuits for traditional farming practices and seeing encroachment on ancestral lands as new draft laws are set to further erode protections, indigenous groups warned in a forum with government officials on Wednesday. ...
Indigenous people in Mondulkiri province accuse an official and a tycoon of conspiring to take nearly 36 hectares of their land
On December 6, 2022, 10 indigenous people submitted their petitions to the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, and the Office of the Council of Ministers to seek the intervention to help resolve their land disputes. ...
Young indigenous women live in the society that lack of information
Young indigenous women and people working to support the development of indigenous women found that young indigenous women live in a situation where information is lacking due to social perspective and public service. ...
Indigenous representatives in Mondulkiri seek Prime Minister's intervention to keep community land
Representatives of indigenous peoples in Mondulkiri province file a petition at the office of Prime Minister Hun Sen to keep more than 200 hectares of community land for residents and stop giving that land to a private company for development that will affect their livelihood. ...
Pounong indigenous peoples ask Mondulkiri Provincial Authorities to take action against those clearing their faith mountain
Indigenous people in Laoka village, Sokdom commune, Sen Monorom city, Mondulkiri province, request the authorities to take action to prevent the clearing of the mountainous land, which is a place of worship and the extraction of non-timber forest products as they claim that the perpetrators ...
Indigenous people gather in front of Kampong Thom Provincial Court as a witness testifies in their land case
On Friday, more than 20 representatives of the Kuy indigenous group in Ngon commune, Sandan district, Kampong Thom province gathered in front of the Kampong Thom Provincial Court while an indigenous witness testifies to the case of their representative involved in a land dispute. ...
Civil society groups call on government to add more inputs on access to information law to reduce corruption
Civil society organizations and indigenous peoples’ representatives call on the government to disclose information to the public and include additional elements in the “Right to Information Law” to reduce corruption while they still face some challenges in obtaining sensitive information from government. ...
Communities ask government to enforce protection of Preah Rokar Wildlife Sanctuary as timber exports continue
Kuy community in Promeru commune, Tbeng Meanchey district, Preah Vihear province, has again requested the government, especially local authorities and relevant ministries to enforce forest protection at Preah Rokar Wildlife Sanctuary as they claim that the illegal transportation of timber from the forest continues to ...
Kbal Romeas Community requests authorities to provide 3,000 hectares of communal land
The Kbal Romeas community requests the authorities to help protect their forests from the Chinese company Sivgex and expedite the establishment of another 3,000 hectares of their communal land. ...
Communal titling ends in relief for some, anxiety for others
Indigenous communities attempting to register communal lands are often left in bureaucratic limbo and are at risk of losing this land, advocates said this week, even as the government handed more than 4,000 hectares to three communities in May. ...
Brao, Kreung communities receive 4,000 hectares in Ratanakiri
Around 4,000 hectares of state forests have been transferred to collective ownership by indigenous groups in Ratanakiri, according to government decrees. ...
Ratanakiri Land Dispute Escalates Amid Indigenous Frustration
Nine Tampoun villagers are facing an imminent court verdict over allegedly stealing wood from a Chinese concessionaire with which Ratanakiri communities have been locked in an escalating dispute. ...
Mondulkiri province’s indigenous farmers say they have no market for their avocados this year
Farmers from indigenous communities in Mondulkiri province say they are not able to sell their avocado crop right now to the point that some villagers have left their avocados on the ground instead of harvesting them. ...
Po Sophea and Sam Sopich
Three Bunong summoned over death threat in M’kiri
Mondulkiri provincial Military Police have summoned three members of the Bunong indigenous community in Sokdum commune’s Laoka village of Sen Monorom town to appear on May 19 over accusations that they disregarded the court ruling and used violence and made death threats against a local ...
Bunong block bulldozers, allege illegal land clearing
Fifty indigenous people in Mondulkiri province on March 15 stopped the clearing of forest land in Sokdom commune’s Laoka village, claiming that the site was reserved for collective land registration of the Bunong indigenous community. They said that clearing the land will result in the ...