Our Core Values
Identification, recognition and acknowledgement by human beings of the existence and the rights all communities of beings are the basis for our overall understanding of life in the past, in the present and in the future;
- Identification, recognition and acknowledgement brings about “respect” to the existence of all beings,
- Respect and endeavors to promote and protect the rights of all communities of beings, by formally legalizing the customary laws that recognize and respect the existence and rights of all communities of beings, are the paths towards sustainable living, which is in essence, the way of life of the tribal peoples;
- They primary characteristic of the tribal peoples is the respect to each other as fellow beings that bears the fruit of “balance” in life;
- The “balanced life” is another word for “live in harmony”;
- And finally, the “harmonious life” is the display of what is known as the “simple joyful life” that characterizes the life of tribal societies all over the world. We call this “simple joy” as the final realization of the “self” and “selves” at the same time.
Core Programmes of the Foundation
SAPA will organize activities in various formal and legal activities that are not on the contrary with the government laws, by carrying out, among others, the following activities:
- Manage and promote a sustainable living between human beings and the surrounding environment (other communities of beings)
- Revitalize the cultural values (that will in turn protect the natural environment and other communities of beings)
- Nurture and manage the internal and external interactions among the societies of beings in order to promote harmonious and joyful life.
We carry out activities that will help us human beings recognize, acknowledge, respects, and furthermore promote and protect the norms, values and rules of the customs because we believe that Customary Laws protect and nurture the interdependence and interconnected-ness of the life web.
What we do help human beings to revitalize and develop communications and interactions between human beings with other communities of beings and furthermore help protect the surrounding environment by acknowledging and legalizing the existing customary laws.
Human beings around the world and particularly among tribal peoples of West Papua have the knowledge and experience of communicating with other beings, in order to obtain wisdom, to consult for advice and so on, and we have the wisdom from the surrounding environment that has been useful in our lives. We want this wisdom to be acknowledged as it will protect our nature, particularly the world’s second largest Island on Earth: New Guinea.