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Myrna Cunningham – Portrait Interview

Categories:  Humanitarian
Zone: The Americas

Myrna (or Mirna) Cunningham, a former Chairperson of the United Nation’s Permanent Forum on Indigeneous Issues shares her voice on the future and the consciousness the world needs to be aware for a harmonious future.

In 2010, the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), awarded Cunningham an honorary doctorate. She was the first indigenous woman to receive an honorary degree from UNAM.

Ms. Cunningham was a member of the Board of Directors of the Global Fund for Women and also advised the Alliance of Indigenous Women of Mexico and Central America, the Continental Network of Indigenous Women and the International Indigenous Women’s Forum.

The NGO MADRE awarded Cunningham with the Woman of Distinction Award in 2012.

Learn more about Myrna Cunningham: mirnacunningham.org