Project Access Alumni

Taíno Exhibition Opens at the National Museum of the American Indian

"Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean" opened July 28 and runs through October 2019 at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. The exhibition includes photographs and a discussion of the community and activist groups keeping the Taíno movement strong, such as the United Confederation of Taíno People, which maintains a visible presence at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and throughout the UN system. #Taino #NMAI  

Pamela Kraft, Tribal Link Foundation's Executive Director (at right) attends the opening of "Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean" at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian on July 28th, 2018 in New York. In photo (from left): Mainaku, Kayaani, and Joselyn Borrero with Pamela Kraft.  Photo credit: Roberto Múkaro Borrero

Pamela Kraft, Tribal Link Foundation's Executive Director (at right) attends the opening of "Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean" at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian on July 28th, 2018 in New York. In photo (from left): Mainaku, Kayaani, and Joselyn Borrero with Pamela Kraft. Photo credit: Roberto Múkaro Borrero

Inspiring Indigenous internationalism

Excerpt from article: 

The Permanent Forum, as it is often referred to, serves as an advisory body to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC). While the UN serves nation-states, the UN PFII provides Indigenous peoples with a unique avenue to voice concerns in an influential setting. However, navigating the UN is complex and often intimidating for many people, and that’s where Project Access shines.

Project Access was established by the Tribal Link Organization to help Indigenous peoples understand the mandate of the UN Permanent Forum. This year, the Project Access training brought together Indigenous leaders from all 7 of the Indigenous regions. The program is delivered with the aid of several UN accredited Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and most helpfully, with the help of previous participants who serve as mentors. The multifaceted training helps new participants understand the history of Indigenous peoples at the UN, the purpose of the Permanent Forum, and how to deliver effective interventions on the floor. Taking place for the three days preceding the UN PFII, the training brought in speakers from UN accredited Indigenous NGOs (International Indian Treaty Council), UN agencies (Convention on Biological Diversity), and academia (Elsa Stamatopoulou, Director, Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program, Columbia University). Furthermore, we were able to meet the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as the Chief of the Secretariat for the Permanent Forum!

See full article at: https://dailynews.mcmaster.ca/article/inspiring-indigenous-internationalism/

Project Access trainees represented the 7 recognized Indigenous regions of the world, facilitated by the Tribal Link Foundation at the UN Development Program in New York, NY.

Project Access trainees represented the 7 recognized Indigenous regions of the world, facilitated by the Tribal Link Foundation at the UN Development Program in New York, NY.

The Game-Changers: 5 Inspiring Women You Need To Know Now

Mikaela Jade

Over the last ten years, the Veuve Clicquot New Generation Award have celebrated some of the most inspiring women in Australia. This year, founder and CEO of technology company Indigital, Mikaela Jade, took out the prestigious Veuve Clicquot New Generation Award (at an event hosted by Freida Pinto none-the-less!), which recognises the success and vision of up-and-coming entrepreneurial women – specifically those under 40 years old.

Jade was spurred to develop the first-of-its-kind app, Indigital Storytelling, after discovering she had Indigenous heritage at the age of 29. From there, she focused on bringing to life the cultural stories, places and artworks of the elders through the use of technology, effectively bridging the gap between generations.

The Veuve Clicquot New Generation Award given to Jade is a nod to the brand’s founder, Madame Clicquot, who took over the company’s reins at the tender age of 27, and went on to invent Rose Champagne blend in 1818 through the use of pioneering techniques that are still used today.

In May 2018, Jade was also awarded the Creative Visionary accolade and overall Judge’s Award at the InStyle and Audi Women Of Style awards.

Read full article here: https://www.instylemag.com.au/inspiring-women-changing-the-world?utm_source=FacebookPaid&utm_campaign=CPV&utm_content=veuve

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