Laura George is an indigenous woman of the proud Ka’pon nation also known as the Akawaios of the forested highlands in Guyana. She is Governance and Rights Coordinator at the Amerindian Peoples Association (APA), an advocacy group for the rights of Indigenous Peoples in Guyana and works with a team to ensure that the rights of Indigenous Peoples are represented in areas of project, programmes, legislation and policy development. Laura George has fearlessly represented the rights of Indigenous Peoples both within and out of Guyana. Having witnessed the destruction of the waterways and forests by mining activities, she follows in the footsteps of her elders and her ancestors who created the path for advocacy and rights representation in her homeland. The Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) gives her the public platform and voice to be a rights advocate. Her wish is to see that the world urgently respect and protect human and environmental rights over profits.
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