Deputy Secretary General of Organizational Management, Communications, and Resources, The Indigenous Peoples' Allicance of the Archipelagos (AMAN)

Jakarta, Indonesia

Mina Setra

Mina Setra has worked to develop international policy and advocacy since the establishment of AMAN in 1999. Setra, a Dayak Pompakng from West Kalimantan, Indonesia, previously served as Deputy Secretary General of Policy Advocacy, Legal and Politics at AMAN. In that capacity, she worked on ensuring the rights of indigenous peoples in the implementation of the REDD program—a UN collaborative program on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation—in Indonesia. She also oversaw the submission of the Forestry Law to Indonesia’s Constitutional Court, which led to the Court’s historic ruling that indigenous peoples’ customary forests are no longer classified as “State Forest Areas.” Prior to joining the national executive board of AMAN, she was the Secretary General of AMAN, West Kalimantan. Setra is also a founder and board member of the West Kalimantan-based Ruai TV, a community television station for indigenous and marginalized communities.