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The Mentawai Future: Native Planet Works

Fighting back to support the Mentawai
Unregulated tourism and logging, combined with the devastating effects of relocation programs, are taking a huge toll on Mentawai health, welfare, culture and traditions. Native Planet is dedicated to helping the Mentawai preserve their culture and human rights, and to giving them a choice to decide which aspects (if any) of modern society they want to embrace.

Explore our Uma Project to help the traditional clans who wish to move out of government villages and back to their ancestral lands.

See how our Cultural Ecotourism Project protects the remaining traditional culture and reinforces cultural pride while offering a viable economic alternative to deforestation and positive employment to young Mentawai graduates.

Read more about what we're doing to help the Mentawai, and then lend a hand!

EXPLORE MENTAWAI CULTURE

Challenges the Mentawai face:
Introduction: Change or Vanish
Social Structure
Modern Clothing
Schools
Religions
Costs of Relocation
Inappropriate Housing
Malnutrition & Epidemics
Fighting Back

NATIVE PLANET WORKS

Protect the Mentawai Culture and help the Mentawai People empower themselves

See how Native Planet helps preserve what remains of traditional Mentawai culture as we aid its re-establishment.

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