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- Through experience and observation, Indigenous people have created a number of valuable places, as a result of their intimate relationship with nature, for hundreds of years. On Bangka Island, these places can be read from the division of roles of shamans in hills, rivers, and the sea.
- In the approach of Indigenous people on Bangka Island, places of value that are the location of rituals or prohibitions are actually allowed to be utilized by the community. However, there are rules, which have been guarded by the shamans.
- The connection between the place [customary land/region] and the surrounding community is very strong. The cultural preservation movement must also be linked to efforts to establish a community's customary territory. The most important thing for Indigenous peoples is the places or customary territories that are of value to them, and then the knowledge or cultural products.
- Currently, there are a number of "sacred" hill or mountain landscapes that are used as ritual sites by the community, which have the status of conservation areas. These include Gunung Maras National Park [806.91 hectares], Bukit Mangkol National Forest Park [6,009.51 hectares], and Gunung Permisan Nature Park [3,149.69 hectares].
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Through experience and observation, Indigenous people have created a number of sacred places as a result of their intimate relationship with nature over hundreds of years.
On Bangka Island, these places can be interpreted from the division of shaman roles in hills, rivers, and the sea. In a unified landscape, these areas are considered important to protect for the sake of future survival.
"The existence of shamans who specifically handle rivers, hills, and the sea on Bangka Island is a sign that the Bangka region must be protected. Both visible and invisible," said Janum, the Customary Chief of the Jerieng Tribe in Pelangas Village.