The Indigenous Navigator at the UNPFII
In April of 2019, the Indigenous Navigator was presented during the 18th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues. The session was titled: Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Development on the Ground: Emerging findings from the Indigenous Navigator initiative.
Suriname: The Indigenous Navigator, "It really works!"
Suriname Testimonials on the use of the IN surveys in Suriname: “It really works!”
In recent weeks (May-June 2019), the research team was working in villages along the Nickerie River, in the forested interior of Suriname. Tapoeripa, Post Utrecht and Cupido are small villages inhabited mostly by Arawak (Lokono) people, who traditionally make their living from fishing, hunting, gathering and planting. The survey process here in West Suriname identified some cross-cutting issues which had also been identified by local communities in other regions.