Indigenous Amazonian Guardianship event at UN Permanent Forum


Indigenous Amazonian Guardianship

April 19, 2023


Date & Time: April 19 at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Columbia University - Teachers College 525 West 120th Street (main entrance) New York, NY - Thompson Hall, Room 229

Languages: English, Español, Portuguese

Event Description: This panel will bring leading Indigenous Amazonian voices together to discuss their role in the guardianship of their ancestral territories, the challenges that they face, and action being taken by Indigenous actors to re-center Indigenous voices, perspectives, and action.

Speakers and Moderator:

  • Puyr dos Santos Tembé (Brazil), Tembé People, Brazil Coordinator of Indigenous People Rights International (IPRI) (Speaker)
  • Julio César López Jamioy (Colombia), Inga People, General Coordinator of the Organization of Indigenous Peoples of the Colombian Amazon (OPIAC). (Speaker)
  • Laura George: Governance & Rights Coordinator of Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) (Speaker)
  • Josefina Tunki Tiris (Ecuador), Shuar People, Lead of the Shuar Arutam People (PSHA) (Speaker)
  • Nayap Atilio Santiago Velazquez (Peru), Wampis Nation, Representative of the Sharian School of Leadership (Speaker)
  • Maximiliaan Ooft (Suriname), Kaliña People, Policy Officer at Vereniging van Inheemse Dorpshoofden (VIDS) (Speaker)
  • Margarita Mora, Managing Director, Partnerships Nia Tero (Moderator)