World Indigenous Day Celebration

By Puah Sze Ning

November 2012 PHOTO ESSAY
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In the shadow of other well-known Malaysian celebrations such as Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Deepavali and Chinese New Year, the original peoples of Malaysia celebrate the World Indigenous Day Celebrations. Held on August 9 every year since it was first proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1994, this year's national celebration was held in Miri, Sarawak in a three-day event organised by the Indigenous Peoples Network of Malaysia (JOAS). Activities such as workshops, a youth jamboree and a dialogue...

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Puah Sze Ning

is a freelance documentary photographer based in KL. She’s a fitness junkie who volunteers for indigenous rights organisations and doesn’t really function until she gets a decent cup of coffee. View more of her work at http://