In 2016, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo officially recognized the customary forests of several indigenous people and customary communities. The recognition was given in the form of a Decree on the Inclusion of Customary Forest and Customary Forest Determination Letter to nine customary communities in the State Palace. Four years later, however, the Pandumaan Sipituhuta learned that their land was included in the Food Estate project. 

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