A Kichwa-Salasaka from Ecuador, Mirian Masaquiza is currently the associate social affairs officer for the Secretariat of the U.N. Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. She will be one of the special guests during the 4th edition of the Quechua Alliance Meeting, November 17th in Philadelphia. Throughout her career, she has had the opportunity to work in three fronts: as an indigenous activist; a staff member of the United Nations; and a diplomat/advisor at the Government of Ecuador.
Most of her work is related to rights of Indigenous Peoples as well as a range of issues such as gender, cultural and educational matters, climate change, inter-agency affairs, outreach, political analysis, non-governmental organizations.
The 4th edition of the Quechua Alliance Annual Meeting will be held at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia. For more information to sign up, visit here.