Founded CORE in 1987 and is now Secretary and Programme Director of CORE (Centre for Organisation, Research and Education), an indigenous peoples' policy research and advocacy organisation based in the North East of India; active member of the Indian Women's Movement for over two decades; worked with indigenous and tribal people in various parts of India on gender, violence/conflict, and land related issues for over two decades; first really big involvement with Indigenous Peoples issues was on dams and evictions, assessing non-monetary incomes for compensation and rehabilitation in 1986-88; has also worked on the rights of children, human trafficking and sexual slavery, and on the impacts of forced migration.
Area of Expertise/Specialties: Armed conflict affecting indigenous communities, the impact of erosion of indigenous peoples' autonomous systems of resource management and governance, critiques of literary works as instruments of change, responses to and critiques of policy initiatives by the Government of India and international agencies such as World Bank impacting indigenous peoples; issues relating to land and knowledge rights.
Affiliate Organizations: CORE - Centre For Organisation Research and Education
Languages spoken: English, Hindi, Meitelon, Konkani (various other local Indian languages to varying degrees)
youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v6f4xyNuGg
Anna is part of the New Voices on Climate Change, Climate Justice Tour presented by:
- Women's Rights, Indigenous Sovereignty and Climate Change
- Indigenous Peoples and International Agencies
- Armed Conflict and Indigenous Rights
If you would like to plan a speaking event with Anna, please contact Hallie Boas at (415) 336-6590 or newvoices [at] globaljusticeecology [dot] org