The commemoration of the Day of Awakening for indigenous peoples in Jayapura Regency was held simultaneously in 15 places, three of which were held virtually, one of which was in Kleblou Village, East Sentani District.
Jayapura Regent Mathius Awoitauw said that the seven years of resurrection of indigenous peoples in Jayapura Regency showed many changes and improvements from previous times.
The current celebration is carried out in the form of thanksgiving, because the Gospel must be the most important part and strength for the custom itself.
When indigenous people already hold the Bible, they believed that God is as the source of all blessings for their life. We no longer look back on backward, because today, everyone is competing to be the foremost and the best.
“Custom, church and government are three pillars in one furnace. We will continue to join hands with adat and church authorities to build community life in a better direction, “he explained.
Origen Kaway, one of the traditional leaders in Jayapura Regency, gave his appreciation to the Regional Government. Because they always pay attention to indigenous people.
He said that during the current Covid-19 pandemic, indigenous peoples are directed to re-manage their natural resource potential and this is a very good rescue step for the community.