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Ertyn Lani championed Indonesia Junior Top Model 2017

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Erthyn Lani with her parent – IST

Jayapura, Jubi – Ertyn Margaretha Wene Lani, junior model from Papua came out as the winner in two categories at the event of Indonesia Junior Top Model 2017.

“She won the championship in two categories: Intercultural Archipelago and First Champion of Top Model Indonesia 2017 in children category,” said Bonny Lanni, her father, to Jubi via short message Sunday (September 10).

“We thank the Government of Puncak Papua and the Puncak Arts Council for raising the potential of our children, and thank you for all the support from our family and relatives,” said Bonny Lanny, who is also a prominent musician from Walesi, Wamena Jayawijaya District.

He admitted that the audition was conducted quite hurried and he was overwhelmed because there was no preparation, especially no sponsors from the local government and the Papua provincial government.

But he said, “The feeling is deeply moved to hear our daughter come out as a winner despite the hustle-paced preparations but maybe God has other plans for our child.”

The competition that took place in Jakarta on September 9, 2017 leaves many stories for both parents of Ertyn. Ertyn who brought the good name for Papua participated on behalf of Papua even without the support of regency government and Provincial Government.

“So far we have been working on our own by borrowing money from the family and others to try to take our children to the national level. For the future hopefully there are people who can help to sponsor our child,” he said.

Despite not receiving the attention of the government properly, for Bonny it is a challenge that must be borne as parents who want to encourage their talented children, “without effort, just pray, it can be in vain,” he said.

Ertyn will get several contracts in Jakarta for a year to become a commercial and soap opera star.

Separately, Thedy Pekei a chairman of the Rasta Kribo Community (KORK) Papua congratulates Ertyn Margaretha Wene Lani who won the national competition. He hopes that the development of young Papuan children of this kind should get support from local and the provincial government.

“Support and guide them in achieving and developing their talents, because they are Papuan assets in the future,” he said.

Ertyn Margaretha Wene Lani, representing Puncak Regency, previously won the second category of children aged 4-7 years in Fashion and Top Model contest at provincial level of Papua held at Papuan Arts Council, Jayapura, last Tuesday (September 5). (*)

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Jayapura presents Tanah Merah Maritime Festival in November

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The coastal indigenous dance performed at the Tanah Merah Maritime Festival last year. – Jubi / Engel Wally

Sentani, Jubi – the Local government of Jayapura District started a campaign introducing the Maritime Festival of Tanah Merah (FBTM) that will be held from 19 to 21 November 2018 in Entiyebo, Tablanusu Village, Depapre Sub-district.

FBFM, which held in 2014 for the first time, is part of the annual tourism agenda of the local government along with the Lake Sentani Festival.

The Acting Head of Culture and Tourism Office of Jayapura District Benyamin Yerisetouw said his office has campaigned about this event to some village heads and community leaders in the five coastal sub-districts within the district.

“Our target is, by 19 to 21 November, all communities can participate in this event, in particular, those from the coastal areas, as well as domestic and international tourists,” Yerisetouw explained when met in his office on Friday (9/14/2018).

Meanwhile, the Chairman of Indonesian Commerce of Chamber and Industry of Jayapura District Hengky Yoku said the economic development of the local community relies on its potential resources.

“This area has many activities which can promote the cultural history of the local community. When this comes in forms of festival or performance, there is an economic value that resulted from transactions of local community and visitors who attend the event.” (*)

 


Reporter: Engel Wally

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Taparu in Kamoro socioculture

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Kamoro women when sorting out sago caterpillars. – Jubi / Doc

Mimika, Jubi – Each clan in Kamoro has ‘taparu’ or a specific location as a place to find food sources when they encircle rivers and mangroves in the lowland estuary of Mimika District.

A Dutch anthropologist J Power states ‘taparu’ is a local terminology emphasizing the relations of land and its inhabitants. “There are also the names of surrounding neighborhoods taken from the ancestral names,” as written in a book “Taparu Fratri of Mimika-Kamoro ethnic groups in Hiripau Village, East Mimika District, Mimika Regency”, by Dessy Pola Usmany et al. from the Ministry Education and Culture Directorate General of Culture Papua Cultural Value Conservation Center, 2013.

‘Taparu’ itself is more related to groups who inhabit within this region or surrounding environment as Kamoro people always encircle the river and sago forest for catching fish or gathering food. Everyone knows their own ‘taparu’.

‘Taparu’ in Kamoro language means the land, while Sempan people call it ‘se iwake’. If someone wants to mark the land he passes in gathering food, he solely adds the prefix ‘we’ such as tumamero-we and efato-we in Omawka village.

Similarly, people in Nawaripi village also do the same. Their areas are including Tumukamiro-we, Viriao-we, and Iwiri-we. All of these names reflect the relationship between the land and inhabitants.

Meanwhile, like the majority of Kamoro people, Ojibwa people believe in the power of their late patrilineal clan that depicted in the symbols of animals. The anthropologists call these symbols with totems which mean a belief that embodies a symbolic representation of society.

Unfortunately, today taparu also face the severest challenges of sedimentation due to tailings of mining activity that cause the silting of river and discolouration of Mollusca habitat in the estuary of Mimika District. (*)

 

Reporter: Dominggus Mampioper

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Soedarmo: Papuan Coffee promoted in Boston and Paris

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The atmosphere of Papua Coffee Festival – Jubi / Alexander Loen

Jayapura, Jubi – Acting Papua Governor Soedarmo said Provincial Government is going to promote Papuan coffee to Boston and Paris shortly.

He revealed this agenda to reporters when opened the Papua Coffee Festival held in the parking of Bank Indonesia. Banks, local entrepreneurs and coffee farmers participated in this event.

“So, we are not only promoting Papuan coffee domestically but also abroad. Through our partner, we will participate in a coffee exhibition in Boston, whereas in September, I am going to send a team to participate in the exhibition held at the Eiffel Tower,” said Soedarmo on Friday (08/03/2018) in Jayapura.

According to him, the taste of Papuan coffee is not less delicious compared to coffee from other Indonesian regions or even other countries, because he has compared it with others. “I have met with the former Colombian Ambassador; then we compared Papuan coffee with Colombian coffee. But Papuan coffee is still better,” he said.

In the same place, Jayapura Mayor Benhur Tommy Mano claimed the municipal government is ready to support the provincial government in developing local commodities by promoting the local food in every event held by the municipal government.

“Indeed, we are not growing coffee here in Jayapura Municipality, but we are the biggest coffee connoisseurs,” Mano said. (*)

 

Reporter: Alexander Loen

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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