• The Indo Project’s Call To Action

    Younger generations in America are showing increased interest in their Indo-European heritage, by joining social media groups to connect online with likeminded people. New friendships are forged with those who share a similar background. A yearly reunion for… Read More

  • Newsletter SPRING edition available now.

    Click on the links below. TIP SPRING NEWSLETTER 2017 TIP WINTER NEWSLETTER 2017 TIP FALL NEWSLETTER 2016 TIP SUMMER NEWSLETTER 2016 TIP SPRING NEWSLETTER 2016 TIP FALL/WINTER NEWSLETTER 2015 TIP SUMMER NEWSLETTER 2015 TIP SPRING NEWSLETTER 2015 TIP FALL/WINTER NEWSLETTER… Read More

  • Reporting Back From The Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference

    By: Sierra Jacob Last month, I had the opportunity to attend the 4th annual Critical Mixed Race Studies conference at USC. While the label “mixed race” reaffirms the classification of race, critical mixed race studies simultaneously reaffirms and… Read More

  • Heritage is Multidirectional

    By Jack Profijt. What does the word heritage mean to you? Or if I asked, what does preserving our heritage mean to you? The reason I ask this question is because, as many of you know, I am… Read More

  • The Indisch Kwestie: Developments in the 1960s and 1970s: Part IV

    A Special Indo Project Editorial Series.  By Inez Hollander, Ph.D.. While the first migrants/refugees from the Dutch East Indies came over after WWII had ended, the total number of people that came to the Netherlands between 1945 and… Read More

  • Mobilization-War Cross Award.

    By Peggy Lesquillier. KNIL sergeant 1st rank Arno Lesquillier, from the village Maarssen, was awarded the Mobilization-War Cross and the Medal for War and Peace yesterday (KNIL stands for the former Dutch Indo Army). This was awarded posthumously, because Lesquillier died… Read More

  • On The Move In Indonesia

    By Roger Green. Dokars: A dokar is the jiggling, horse-drawn cart found throughout Indonesia. The two-wheeled carts are usually brightly colored with decorative motifs and bells. The small horses or ponies often have long tassels attached to their… Read More

  • The Indische Kwestie: Developments in the 1950s – Part III

    A Special Indo Project Editorial Series. by Inez Hollander, Ph.D. On Tuesday, February 28th, party leader Alexander Pechtold of the political party D’66, was a guest in a talkshow and referred to the migrants who came from Indonesia to… Read More

  • John Von Bargen: “One who is proud to show… what an Indo can do!”

    By Eric Morgan John, speaking at the 2016 Herdenking Ceremony During the August 2016 Herdenking Ceremony held at the Los Angeles National Cemetery, longtime Southern California Indo John von Bargen was asked to give the Invocation, as well… Read More

  • The Indische Kwestie Part II: The Period 1945-1953

    A Special Indo Project Editorial Series Part II by Inez Hollander, Ph.D. When the Dutch East Indies were liberated after the dropping of the atomic bombs in 1945, The Netherlands tried to take back its colony and conduct business as… Read More

  • Back Pay and War Damages. How the Netherlands has dropped the ball in contrast with other Allied countries

    A Special Indo Project Editorial Series Part I by Inez Hollander, Ph.D. On the Indische Kwestie, Back Pay and Human Rights Harry Francken, who became the main character of my book Silenced Voices (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2008),… Read More

  • Jack Profijt to join The Indo Project Board of Directors.

    Old Dutch-Indonesian Community Facebook Group is now officially part of The Indo Project Online Network. The Old Dutch-Indonesian Community Facebook Group (8000+ members) has officially joined The Indo Project Online Network as of January 2017,. The Indo Project… Read More

  • Of Old People and the Things that Won’t Pass and the Perfidious Role of Successive Dutch Cabinets

    On the Indische Kwestie, Back Pay and Human Rights Announcing: a special editorial series by Inez Hollander, Ph.D. Van oude mensen en de dingen die voorbijgaan (Of Old People and the Things that Pass) is a famous novel by… Read More

  • Recap from Jamie’s Seminar Presentation in the Netherlands

    Recap from Jamie’s Seminar Presentation in the Netherlands In August 2016, I was nominated to attend a Migration Seminar in the Netherlands to present the research I’ve been compiling for The Indo Project. Our data collection has been… Read More

  • Shinzo Abe Visits Pearl Harbor: Breakthrough or More of the Same?

    special editorial by Inez Hollander, PhD The Indo Project was pleased to see that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was the first Japanese Prime Minister to visit and honor the victims of Pearl Harbor, which was a breakthrough and… Read More

  • R. W. MOORREES FAMILY FIRST YEARS IN THE U.S.

    By Leroy Moorrees In July 1962, my parents, two brothers and I, left Vught / ‘s-hertogenbosch, the Netherlands for America. I remember very little from the ship, the Groote Beer that took us from Rotterdam to New York,… Read More

  • Backpay Scheme extended by a year

    Backpay Scheme extended by a year On 24 December 2015, the State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) introduced the Backpay benefit scheme in consultation with the Indisch Platform. This scheme has recently been extended by a… Read More

  • INDO DUTCH KITCHEN SECRETS by Jeff Keasberry

    The First of its Kind in the English Language by Inez Hollander OK. I am biased.  When Los Angeles-based entrepreneur and food writer, Jeff Keasberry, asked me to proofread his Indo Dutch Kitchen Secrets manuscript, the first cookbook for Indo Dutch cuisine… Read More

  • The Indo Project interview with Henny Neys

    By Eric Morgan This recipient of the “Order of Orange-Nassau”  (in 2008, as recognition by the Dutch government for her service on behalf of its people), does not need much of an introduction to the readers of The Indo Project  (or… Read More

  • TIP TALKS coming to NorCal

    Sign up up for our first TIP TALKS in North California. We will be talking about our shared culinary heritage – the food that binds us together! In a true Indo fashion we never stop talking about food…. Read More

About

Who are we?

We are a dedicated group of Indos and Indo supporters who share the premise that our history and culture needs to be preserved in the English language. People of mixed European and Indonesian ancestry, are called Indos, Dutch-Indonesians, or Indo-Europeans. We hail from all over the world: the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. The majority of us are 2nd generation born right after WWII; however, our supporters range in all ages. We all have some kind of direct connection to the former Dutch East Indies, which is now known as the Republic of Indonesia.

We are all volunteers, non-paid staff and board members alike, contributing our experience, skills, and time to make something we deeply believe in a reality.

Our mission is rooted in keeping alive the Indo history and culture in future generations and attaining recognition for what our first generation has experienced. The Indo Project wants to honor the legacy that our parents, grandparents and other Indos have left us and have worked so hard to attain…a future for the younger generations.

The interest in Indo heritage is growing.  By establishing The Indo Project as an international nonprofit organization, we aim to educate and raise awareness among the English speaking public about our rich heritage and capture the remarkable assimilation of Indos in their respective adopted countries.


		                
		            		        

THE DEVIL’S GRIN by Toni Harting

Notes by: Willem ten Wolde Readers are encouraged to freely copy the .PDF file in whole or in part for their own informational, educational, and/or other non-commercial purposes, and for unlimited non-commercial redistribution, provided the following credit line… Read More

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Lost Childhood: My Life in a Japanese Prison Camp During World War II – a TIP Book Review

By Willem ten Wolde I was researching books written in English about the Japanese prison or internment camps in the former Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia, when I found Annelex Hofstra Layson’s autobiography Lost Childhood: My Life in… Read More

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Book Review of Beauty is a Wound by the Indonesian novelist Eka Kurniawan

by Inez Hollander. Elizabeth Pisani, author of another great book on Indonesia that recently came out, gives us some staggering statistics on Indonesia: not only is it the home “to one in every thirty of the people on this planet,”… Read More

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On Wooden Shoes Through the Dessa

A Book  Review of Op klompen door de dessa by Hylke Speerstra (Amsterdam: Atlas, 2015) When growing up in The Netherlands, I never realized that part of my family history ran parallel with the rise and demise of… Read More

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Displaced, Disgraced and Dispossessed. How War Debts Still Haven’t Been Repaid to the Indo Dutch population

© 2015, Inez Hollander, Ph.D.   Er ligt een roofstaat aan de zee tussen Oostfriesland en de Schelde! There is a pirate state, bordering the sea, between the Scheldt and Eastern Friesland            … Read More

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