Leading indigenous authority on women’s rights selected as board chair

Myrna Cunningham became chair of the Tenure Facility’s Board of Directors in October. A Miskitu from the community of Waspam along the Wangki River of Nicaragua, Myrna is also chair of the Center for Autonomy and Development of Indigenous People, president of the Association for Women’s Rights in Development Board, and chair of the guiding committee for the Indigenous Ways of Learning and Knowing Fund. She served as chair of the Permanent UN Forum on Indigenous Issues until 2012. In 2014, she was appointed as Special Ambassador for the FAO, and she served as Adviser to the President of the UN General Assembly for the World Conference of Indigenous People.

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