A nun running a rehabilitation centre in the Papua New Guinea province of Bougainville says the civil war changed attitudes to land and these now need to to be addressed.
The war was fought because of the damge being done by the Panguna mine, run by a subsidiary of Rio Tinto. Sister Garasu says during the conflict many lost a lot of property and it changed attitudes to land, with individuals seeking cash at the expense of the rest of the clan. Sister Garasu says there needs to be education to remind people that land in Bougainville is typically passed down matrilineally and it is for the benefit of all the clan.
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