Fellows shape new pathways around Indigenous traditional knowledge at U.N.

CGIAR | 28 Jun 2019

Woven textiles are an age-old tradition passed down through the generations by women in the Tangkhul Naga community of Ukhrul in India’s Manipur state. By sharing designs, knowledge is protected.

After Rose, an Indigenous woman, was raped by Indian military officers leading to her death by suicide, a new design was created to honor her memory, said Thingreiphi (Athing) Lungharwo, who spoke at the 18th session of the U.N. Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) in April.