The Last Hunter

In 1990 the Wasur National Park in Merauke was made to protect the biodiversity and empower the local inhabitants. In 2012 there are very few animals left in the park. Leo Wambitman, a hunter who lives in the Yanggandur village, is on the verge of giving up his bow and arrow to sell timber instead.

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Awin Meke

Papuan women traders struggle to sell their goods in modern Jayapura. In their first fight, the women won a space to set up shop. However, local city administrators backed out of their promise to support them by opening a competing market, run by non-Papuans, which sells the same goods. ‘Awin’ is ‘mother’ in the Biak language, and ‘meke’ means ‘belonging’ in the Wamena language, so the mamas refer to ‘awin meke’ as ‘what belongs to us’.

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