Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Latin America, Indigenous Rights & Histories in Brazil
Halo! Nem biilong mi emi Wynona. That means ‘Hey, I’m Wynona’ (for short) in tok pisin! I am from Rabaraba – a small village tucked away near the edge of the South Pacific Ocean and Milne Bay mountains in Papua New Guinea (PNG) – and Auckland, NZ. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Law and Arts conjoint at the University of Auckland.
I decided to apply for the Indigenous Rights and Histories in Brazil Programme to promote my cultural awareness and develop my ambassadorial leadership skills as a global citizen. I am particularly interested in international law, human rights law and indigenous rights in our post-colonial world.
I am currently planning on pursuing a career in either public or international human rights law. This programme will allow me to further my cultural awareness of indigenous issues in Brazil, develop problem-solving skills relating to international issues, and experience indigenous culture outside of the Pacific.
I am most looking forward to learning about the rich culture and histories of numerous indigenous groups across Brazil and connecting with other indigenous peoples halfway across the globe. 🙂
Beautiful Places, Beautiful People <3
Oh, hey again! Tudo bem? This blog is sort of a mash-up of some of my most memorable moments throughout weeks 2 and 3 in Brazil. Namely, our incredible trip to Ubatuba and visits with different indigenous communities. Like I said in my first blog, stick with me – I’m a novice blogger :)). We…Continue Reading Beautiful Places, Beautiful People <3
Olá from Brasil! Tudo bem? I won’t lie, I’m re-writing this blog after my first version somehow mysteriously disappeared off the face of my mac and completely refuses to be found :’). I suppose it’s the universe’s way of telling me that it was simply too good to share with the world (at least that’s…Continue Reading Olá Brasil!!!