Future indigenous leaders of Mesoamerica build their political proposals with a Gender approach

Future indigenous leaders of Mesoamerica build their political proposals with a Gender approach

Miskito and Embera-Wounann indigenous people exchange their experiences in territorial participation.

Miskito and Embera-Wounann indigenous people exchange their experiences in territorial participation.

November 5th, 2015.
Panama City, Panama.

Young representatives from Miskito (Nicaraguan north Caribbean) and Embera-Wounaan (Panama) peoples met to build joint proposals on youth and women organization and participation in their territories to face issues such as land settlements and looting of natural resources from forests.

Embera-Wounaan members remarked that in their communities and indigenous council young people have a strong presence and active participation in territorial control and vigilance activities as well as identity preservation actions through education, culture and sports.

Young Miskito Mark Rivas mentioned: “Young people are becoming more concerned to occupy positions in our indigenous governmental structures to change the reality of our people and our land.”

Embera-Wounaan Youth Organization (OJEW, for its acronym in Spanish) held the encounter and it was part of the knowledge, wisdoms and realities initiative aimed to indigenous and community young people and women from Mesoamerica promoted by Mesoamerican Alliance of People and Forests (AMPB).

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