Indigenous peoples have proved themselves as one of the best protectors of the forest. But they’re also the most impacted party when there is an imbalance function of forest that happens. Ideally, the forest should be able to provide food supply, be the source of medicine, and also traditional clothing to fulfilling the spiritual needs of the indigenous people. What we need to stress is, there’s an interdependence relation between forest and indigenous people.
Talking about climate change policy, we need to recognize the importance of including indigenous people as an element of the policy making. To continue the work, we need to involve indigenous people as part of the agreement and strategy for forest protection.