Information is power for indigenous women of the Americas

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NOTIMIA members Guadalupe Martinez from Mexico and Nidia Bustillos Rodriguez from Bolivia. Photo: UN News/D. Penn

Indigenous women from the Americas are creating their own media to tell their stories and preserve the traditional knowledge of their people.

That's according to Nidia Bustillos Rodriguez, a representative of NOTIMIA, a news agency created by women journalists of indigenous or African descent from Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Bolivia and Brazil.

Thirteen members of the organization are in New York for the latest session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues which this year celebrates a decade since the signing of the UN declaration on indigenous rights.

Ms Bustillo Rodriguez told Dianne Penn of NOTIMIA's plans to go global.

Duration: 4'41"

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