• 02-21

This issue on Indigenous Arts and Culture introduces several aspects of the Indigenous People's traditions in four countries in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Asia and the Pacific region. Four stories highlight the importance of respecting Indigenous people's right to maintain, control, protect and develop their cultural heritage and traditional cultural expressions. This issue also covers a special report with fascinating photographs of the funeral ceremony in Tana Toraja, Indonesia, and an interview with Dr. Hajarjha from the Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka, who shared her achievement to promote peace-school system policy throughout the country. <?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = O />


From the Director’s Desk


Special Column

EIU in a “Multi-intercultural” Society_4



Ara Irititja: Adding More Value to Aboriginal Art Through Education_8

The Changing Face of Indigenous Art in Papua New Guinea_12

To the Atayal, Tattooing Signifies Life’s Continuity_16

From Ritual Fights to Music and Textiles, Some Bali Aga Traditions Live On_20

Programme of Action for the Second International Decade

of the World’s Indigenous People_23


A Poem

Let There Be Peace _24


Best Practices & Teaching Modules of EIU

Peace Starts in the Mind_26

Making Museums and Other Heritage Sites Pulsate with Life_30


EIU That I Am Thinking Of

Fighting for the Fruits of Globalization_34


A Letter from Bhutan

How I Began to Love Photography_37


Special Report

A Lavish Feast for the Dead_38



Peace Schools in Sri Lanka: Planting the Seeds of Peace _42


Peace in My Memory

Extraordinary Friendship in Post-war Cambodia_44


EIU Happy School

A Unique Japanese Curriculum Aims to Produce Global Citizens_46


Understanding the Asia-Pacific Region

The Majlis Bercukur Survives the Tests of Time, Modernization and Social Change_48


APCEIU in Action