Dayak

Dayak – Indigenous people of Borneo, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Their animist religious culture necessitates the employment of shamans as healers and intermediaries with other-than-human persons and Dayak ancestors who inhabit the rain forests. With the increasing destruction of Indonesian rain forests, Dayak culture is both threatened and a source of resistance. Dayak shamans have been part of antiglobalization and antiforestry protests.

SOURCE:

Historical Dictionary of Shamanism by Graham Harvey and Robert J. Wallis 2007

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