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Myrna Cunningham

Miskita Feminist & Indigenous Rights Activist from Nicaragua

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Myrna Cunningham Biography

Myrna Cunningham is a medical surgeon, public health worker, activist and linked to political-social processes for the rights of Indigenous Peoples and women. With more than 40 years of experience of accompaniment and studies on autonomy processes, discriminations suffered by indigenous peoples, especially on women and young people, and the establishment of strategies and programs that facilitate access to intercultural education, health and, the establishment of processes of indigenous and multiethnic self-government. Member of the Miskitu indigenous community of the Waspam, located on the banks of the Wangki River in Nicaragua.

After studying to become a Primary Education Teacher, she returned to her home community to work as a teacher. She went out again to study medicine and surgery at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, being the first Miskitu woman doctor. She returned to work at the Missionary Hospital of the Moravian Church as a general practitioner and later as a surgeon; work that she combined with public health activities in the Río Coco communities from 1973 to 1979, when she went to work in the Ministry of Health at national level in the area of planning and research. Between 1981 and 1990, she worked as regional health officer and governor of the North Caribbean Coast Region, participating in the establishment of the current autonomy regime for Indigenous Peoples and ethnic communities. Between 1990 and 1996 she was an elected member of the National Assembly of Nicaragua and the Autonomous Regional Council of the North Caribbean Coast.

With extensive experience on the rights of indigenous peoples. She has been an activist for individual and collective rights of women and men of indigenous peoples in her country and globally and in 1992 she coordinated the Continental 500 Years of Indigenous, Black and Popular Resistance. Campaign.

In 1994 she was one of the founders and rector for 8 years of the University of the Autonomous Regions of the Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast (URACCAN), one of the first Latin American experiences of indigenous, intercultural, higher education with a gender approach, which has served as a model for the continent. She worked in the same line as a promoter of the Regional Autonomous Education System (SEAR), and the autonomous intercultural health systema Chair (CII) of the Intercultural Indigenous University, promoted by FILAC, made up of indigenous wisdom holders from 18 countries of Latin America. She teaches courses at the UII, UNAM in Mexico, Columbia University in NY and Carlos III University in Madrid on the rights of Indigenous Peoples.

She has been Secretary General of the Inter-American Indigenous Institute, lecturer and consultant for different multilateral, bilateral, governmental and non-governmental organizations on indigenous and intercultural health, education, territory, environment and natural resources, racial discrimination, international human rights mechanisms and instruments, among others.

She is currently Chair of the Land Tenure Facility, Pawanka Fund, Indigenous Peoples Facility- IPAF at IFAD and the Fund for the Development of Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean- FILAC; Member of the Boards of Directors of The Hunger Project and Nia Tero; member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Islamic Development Bank, Freshwater life, the International Forum of Indigenous Women-FIMI, the UN World Food Summit and the 15th World Forest Congress.

She has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for women's rights and development-AWID, the Center for Tropical Agricultural Research CATIE, the Center for the autonomy and development of Indigenous Peoples, CADPI, the UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Group of 10 to support the TFM on STI for the SDGs (IATT) at the UN, the Global Fund for Women and the International Fund for Persons with Disabilities. She is currently focal point for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Major Group of Indigenous Peoples for the SDGs at the UN and the Steering Committee of Indigenous Peoples for the work with IFAD.

She was member of the Permanent Forum on indigenous issues at the UN from 2011 to 2013, which she chaired from 2011 to 2012, in 2014 she was Advisor to the President of the United Nations General Assembly for the UN World Conference of Indigenous Peoples. and FAO Goodwill Ambassador for the International Year of Family Farming.

She has been awarded for her work by PAHO/WHO, the Ibero-American Center for Human Rights, MADRE, UNAM, FIMI, CUNY University, CSW-NGO, among others.

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Miskita Feminist & Indigenous Rights Activist from Nicaragua

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Myrna Cunningham Biography

Myrna Cunningham is a medical surgeon, public health worker, activist and linked to political-social processes for the rights of Indigenous Peoples and women. With more than 40 years of experience of accompaniment and studies on autonomy processes, discriminations suffered by indigenous peoples, especially on women and young people, and the establishment of strategies and programs that facilitate access to intercultural education, health and, the establishment of processes of indigenous and multiethnic self-government. Member of the Miskitu indigenous community of the Waspam, located on the banks of the Wangki River in Nicaragua.

After studying to become a Primary Education Teacher, she returned to her home community to work as a teacher. She went out again to study medicine and surgery at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, being the first Miskitu woman doctor. She returned to work at the Missionary Hospital of the Moravian Church as a general practitioner and later as a surgeon; work that she combined with public health activities in the Río Coco communities from 1973 to 1979, when she went to work in the Ministry of Health at national level in the area of planning and research. Between 1981 and 1990, she worked as regional health officer and governor of the North Caribbean Coast Region, participating in the establishment of the current autonomy regime for Indigenous Peoples and ethnic communities. Between 1990 and 1996 she was an elected member of the National Assembly of Nicaragua and the Autonomous Regional Council of the North Caribbean Coast.

With extensive experience on the rights of indigenous peoples. She has been an activist for individual and collective rights of women and men of indigenous peoples in her country and globally and in 1992 she coordinated the Continental 500 Years of Indigenous, Black and Popular Resistance. Campaign.

In 1994 she was one of the founders and rector for 8 years of the University of the Autonomous Regions of the Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast (URACCAN), one of the first Latin American experiences of indigenous, intercultural, higher education with a gender approach, which has served as a model for the continent. She worked in the same line as a promoter of the Regional Autonomous Education System (SEAR), and the autonomous intercultural health systema Chair (CII) of the Intercultural Indigenous University, promoted by FILAC, made up of indigenous wisdom holders from 18 countries of Latin America. She teaches courses at the UII, UNAM in Mexico, Columbia University in NY and Carlos III University in Madrid on the rights of Indigenous Peoples.

She has been Secretary General of the Inter-American Indigenous Institute, lecturer and consultant for different multilateral, bilateral, governmental and non-governmental organizations on indigenous and intercultural health, education, territory, environment and natural resources, racial discrimination, international human rights mechanisms and instruments, among others.

She is currently Chair of the Land Tenure Facility, Pawanka Fund, Indigenous Peoples Facility- IPAF at IFAD and the Fund for the Development of Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean- FILAC; Member of the Boards of Directors of The Hunger Project and Nia Tero; member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Islamic Development Bank, Freshwater life, the International Forum of Indigenous Women-FIMI, the UN World Food Summit and the 15th World Forest Congress.

She has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for women's rights and development-AWID, the Center for Tropical Agricultural Research CATIE, the Center for the autonomy and development of Indigenous Peoples, CADPI, the UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Group of 10 to support the TFM on STI for the SDGs (IATT) at the UN, the Global Fund for Women and the International Fund for Persons with Disabilities. She is currently focal point for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Major Group of Indigenous Peoples for the SDGs at the UN and the Steering Committee of Indigenous Peoples for the work with IFAD.

She was member of the Permanent Forum on indigenous issues at the UN from 2011 to 2013, which she chaired from 2011 to 2012, in 2014 she was Advisor to the President of the United Nations General Assembly for the UN World Conference of Indigenous Peoples. and FAO Goodwill Ambassador for the International Year of Family Farming.

She has been awarded for her work by PAHO/WHO, the Ibero-American Center for Human Rights, MADRE, UNAM, FIMI, CUNY University, CSW-NGO, among others.

Myrna Cunningham Videos

  • Myrna Cunningham on Indigenous women as agents of change
  • Myrna Cunningham on inclusion at the 20th Session of the UNPFII
  • Myrna Cunningham: Creating a global rights movement

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  • How to book Myrna Cunningham?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Myrna Cunningham for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Myrna Cunningham, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Myrna Cunningham or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Myrna Cunningham?

    Booking fees for Myrna Cunningham, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Myrna Cunningham, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Myrna Cunningham?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Myrna Cunningham for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Myrna Cunningham for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Myrna Cunningham or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Myrna Cunningham or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Myrna Cunningham is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Myrna Cunningham for your event is available upon request. Myrna Cunningham generally travels from Nicaragua and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nazanin Afshin-Jam, Emma Watson, Bilkis Bano, Vednita Carter and YoNasDa Lonewolf. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Myrna Cunningham for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Myrna Cunningham Speaker Videos

  • Myrna Cunningham on Indigenous women as agents of change
    Myrna Cunningham on inclusion at the 20th Session of the UNPFII
  • Myrna Cunningham: Creating a global rights movement
    Myrna Cunningham Kain: The diversity of rural women

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