• Giving Tuesday

      #Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving to non-profit groups like The Indo Project.  Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy.  #GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of… Read More

  • Newsletter AUTUMN 2018 edition available now.

    Click on the links below. TIP AUTUMN NEWSLETTER 2018 TIP SUMMER NEWSLETTER 2018 TIP SPRING NEWSLETTER 2018 TIP WINTER NEWSLETTER 2017 TIP SUMMER NEWSLETTER 2017 TIP SPRING NEWSLETTER 2017 TIP WINTER NEWSLETTER 2017 TIP FALL NEWSLETTER 2016 TIP SUMMER… Read More

  • Indonesia’s Date of Independence

    Changing the date of Indonesia’s Date of Independence? An Act of Historical Negationism By Priscilla Kluge McMullen – October 2018 After reading yet another article penned by an academic in Amsterdam who advocates rolling back Indonesia’s date of… Read More

  • A Festive Massacre

    By: Hans Vervoort Translated from Dutch by Willem ten Wolde “Homesickness is: knowing the way in a house that no longer exists,” is one of the most beautiful statements by writer Rudy Kousbroek (Pematang Siantar 1929 – Leiden 2010)…. Read More

  • The Indo Project at the Love 4 Lombok 7.0 Fundraising Event

    By Jamie Stern, Director of Research On September 22nd, 2018, SoCal Indo held a beautiful benefit party in an effort to raise funds for the victims of the Lombok Earthquake. A series of devastating earthquakes occurring between late… Read More

  • Become a TIP Youth Ambassador!

    It’s back to school time! We at The Indo Project (TIP) wish all our Indo kids a wonderful school year. To help bring Indo studies into the classroom, we’ve developed a presentation that can be used by students,… Read More

  • Annual Commemoration August 15, 1945 in LA focussed on younger generations

    Most people commemorate the end of the Second World War in the Netherlands on May 4th and 5th May, but in fact the war only came to an end on 15 August. Then the Japanese domination of the… Read More

  • TIP celebrating Indo Dutch Heritage at Holland Festival 2018

    For the 29th time families and friends gathered at the annual Holland Festival in Long Beach. Up to 4 generations with roots in the Netherlands and the former Dutch East Indies celebrated their heritage while enjoying typical foods,… Read More

  • EXCLUSION OF DUTCH INDOS OUTSIDE OF THE NETHERLANDS

    The following article first published in August 2017 details the funding of a “Dutch Indo Meeting Place” in The Hague, the Netherlands.  Funds were also set aside for the annual Herdenkingsdag Commemoration on August 15 and a virtual… Read More

  • Engineering in the Dutch East Indies: the lens matters!

    Dear Reader: We often hear about architecture and public works in the former Dutch East Indies that are not in existence anymore.  This article points out the public works built during the colonial era of Indonesia which are… Read More

  • No Backpay for Descendants of KNIL Soldiers and Civil Servants from the Dutch East Indies

    Relatives of former KNIL soldiers and civil servants from the Dutch East Indies will not receive any overdue salaries from their parents, once deceased. The Central Board of Appeal confirmed an earlier court ruling. . During the v (1942-1945),… Read More

  • Thank You & Happy Holidays

    Dear Friends, Most of us who have our roots in the former Dutch East Indies recognize the importance of keeping our history and culture alive.  A constant reminder of this are the letters and emails you send us… Read More

  • Women made to become comfort women – the Dutch East Indies

    The former Netherlands (Dutch) East Indies is present-day Indonesia. The Japanese military occupied the Dutch colony in 1942 during the Pacific War, then placed Dutch nationals in internment facilities and prisoner-of-war camps (90,000 civilians, 40,000 military personnel). Some officials… Read More

  • A Time To Remember – 4th annual TipTalks

    It was a warm Saturday afternoon, on October 7th, when more that 150 people came together at the American Legion in Azusa, for  the 4th annual TipTalks: an educational seminar and social event sponsored by The Indo Project in cooperation with… Read More

  • First Comfort Women Statue Unveiled in Major Western City

    September 22nd, 2017.  By Inez Hollander When statues in this country have become a point for debate with Civil War generals coming down, a new statue in the heart of San Francisco went up on September 22nd. Sadly,… Read More

  • Response to Japanese Consul to SF Chronicle article of September 22nd, 2017

    On behalf on The Indo Project and the Dutch victims of the Second World War in the former Dutch East Indies, I’m deeply disturbed to read the Japanese Consul’s response this morning about the Comfort Women Memorial that… Read More

  • A TIME TO REMEMBER – educational seminar

    The annual TIPTALKS – educational seminar, will be held on October 7th. Join this cultural event organized together with SoCalIndo. Tickets via Eventbrite https://theindoproject.eventbrite.com   The Indo Project Cordially Invites You to the 4th Annual TIP TALKS event… Read More

  • IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: REGARDING BACKPAY ARRANGEMENT

    MTM Nieuwenhuizen of the Sociale Verzekeringsbank notified us of the closing date of the Dutch Backpay Arrangement: “The Dutch Backpay Arrangement is intended for those who were alive on August 15th, 2015, and who served with the Dutch… Read More

  • Annual Commemoration Los Angeles 2017

    The annual commemoration ceremonies ‘herdenkingsceremonie,’ was held on Saturday, August 12th at the National Cemetery of Los Angeles. Around 50 people came together out of respect for the fallen forces and civilians, who lost their life in the… Read More

  • Dutch public broadcaster Omroep MAX is looking for Dutch emigrants.

    For a new documentary series public broadcaster Omroep MAX in The Netherlands is looking for Dutch and Dutch-Indonesian families who left in the 50s for the USA. We are seeking personal stories, photos and videos of the first… 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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