Taino Activist Meets With Russian Indigenous Students

United Nations, NY (UCTP Taino News) - Eight young indigenous leaders were invited as "fellows" for the special training at the Secretariat of the United Nations Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues in January 9-13, 2006. The project was a collaboration of Novosibirsk State University and the Permanent Forum.

Roberto Mukaro Borrero, Chairman of the NGO Committee on the UN International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and Executive Committee Member Pamela Kraft of the Tribal Link Foundation were asked to give a briefing to the young leaders from Siberia on NGO activity with relation to Indigenous Peoples.

Highlighting the theme of partnership, the presentation covered the work of the Decade Committee, the role of NGOs within the UN System, networking and capacity building, and ideas for funding.

The group also visited Borrero at the American Museum of Natural History where he serves as Senior Program Coordinator for the Department of Education.

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