Affirmation of Traditional Rights and Indigenous Women's Knowledge on Post-Mining Livelihood in Dompak Island, Riau Islands


  • Sri Wahyuni Department of Sociology, Universitas Maritim Raja Ali Haji, Indonesia
  • Rahma Syafitri Department of Sociology, Universitas Maritim Raja Ali Haji, Indonesia
  • Nikodemus Niko Department of Sociology, Universitas Maritim Raja Ali Haji, Indonesia
  • Zikri Raudhatul Ahsan Department of Sociology, Universitas Maritim Raja Ali Haji, Indonesia



Livelihood, Mining, Traditional Rights, Women


This research aims to understand the indigenous women's knowledge of post-mining livelihoods in Pulau Dompak and how that knowledge is neglected in decision-making by the government and mining companies. The research uses a qualitative approach with data collection techniques through interviews, observations, and document studies. The results show that indigenous women have extensive and profound knowledge about post-mining livelihoods based on their experiences and traditional knowledge. However, their knowledge is often disregarded in decision-making related to post-mining reclamation by the government and mining companies. Women's involvement in decision-making is also limited due to patriarchal social structures in indigenous communities. This research recommends the need for recognition and protection of the traditional rights of indigenous women in decision-making related to post-mining reclamation, as well as efforts to reduce gender disparities in decision-making involvement.


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How to Cite

Wahyuni, S. ., Syafitri, R. ., Niko, N., & Ahsan, Z. R. . (2023). Affirmation of Traditional Rights and Indigenous Women’s Knowledge on Post-Mining Livelihood in Dompak Island, Riau Islands. Indonesian Journal of Social and Environmental Issues (IJSEI), 4(2), 133-141.