"Do things together" for education's sake: Indigenous leader

Karla Jessen Williamson. UN Photo.

When it comes to true educational equality for the world's indigenous peoples, nation states need to "work together" with local leaders and embrace their common heritage.

That's the view of Karla Jessen Williamson, an Inuit from Greenland, who is the former Executive Director of the Arctic Institute of North America and currently an academic at the University of Saskatchewan, in Canada.

She will be speaking at the UN on Tuesday, the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, which this year focusses on the right to education.

Ms Jessen Williamson told Matthew Wells how the peoples of her own region were confronting the issue of educational opportunity today.

Duration: 5'38"

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