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GEBG Indonesia: Collaborative Faculty Program

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Sampela

Jenn Pelletier, Participant

We had the opportunity to learn how to spearfish and netfish from the Bajau of Sampela, where we spent 5 days learning about their adat (culture and traditions), environmental concerns (they are a sea faring people who depend on the health of the......Read More

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Women In Sampela

Jenn Pelletier, Participant

Badass Sampela girls turn into strong Sampela women. In this community, the women are the holders and keepers of money, and so if a husband comes home having caught too few fish and asks for money for cigarettes, the wives say “you did not......Read More

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Day 8 in Indonesia

Lilia Cai-Hurteau, Participant

June 22, 2018. Day 8 in Indonesia. Day 1 in Sampela Selamat Malam! Good evening! Today we left the resort in Wakatobi National Park and took a motorboat for one hour and a half to arrive in Sampela, officially known as Desa Sama Bahari, where the......Read More

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Day 10 in Indonesia

Lilia Cai-Hurteau, Participant

June 24, 2008 Day 10 in Indonesia. Day 3 in Sampela Since I arrived in Indonesia, I’m getting somewhat accustomed to my sleep being disrupted multiple times a night. At first it was the jet lag. And then it was the 3am calls to pray, the roosters......Read More