Indigenous Women in Ecuadorian Rights and Politics at the U.N.

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FIU Global Indigenous Forum

Indigenous Women in Ecuadorian Rights and Politics at the United Nations Lourdes Tibán Guala

Ecuador Representative to the United Nations

Monday, August 27, 2018. MARC 335. 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

From very humble beginnings in a rural indigenous community in the Ecuadorian Andes, Lourdes Tibán Guala managed to obtain a Doctorate in Law, and a master’s degree in social sciences. She eventually became an Assemblywoman in Ecuador's National Parliament as well as a Member of the UN Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues (UNPFII). She represents Latin America and the Caribbean at the UN, while continuing her active participation in the Ecuadorian National Indigenous Confederation and Ecuadorian politics. She is the author of several books in Spanish, including “Ecuadorian Indigenous Peoples’ Collective Rights: Applicability, Progress and Limitations,” (2001) and “Intercultural-Pluricultural State and Collectives Rights in Ecuador.” (2010) She is currently running for mayor of the City of Salcedo, the town where she was born. She will be speaking in Spanish with some English translation.

Organized by the FIU Global Indigenous Forum, and Co-Sponsored by the Global Indigenous student Group (GIG), Sociology, Anthropology Graduate Student Association (SAGSA), Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, the FIU Model United Nations Program, Council for Student Organizations (CSO).