Roraima Gonzalez

Roraima Gonzalez

Roraima González Figueroa González is originally from Venezuela and is from the Pemon Indigenous Peoples’ . She studied Law at the Gran Mariscal University of Ayacucho- Venezuela where she obtained the title of Lawyer in 2003.

Roraima also has a Master's degree in Local and Territorial Development and a diploma in Human Rights from the Andrés Bello Catholic University. Additionally, she studied Indigenous Rights and Natural Resources at the Simón Bolívar Andean University as a COICA scholar.

From a very young age, she has worked in the promotion and defense of the rights of Indigenous Peoples in her base organization (Federación de Indígenas del Estado Bolívar and the Consejo Nacional Indio de Venezuela).

Roraima was an official of the Legislative Career of the National Assembly of Venezuela, where she worked as part of the Legal Technical Team in the Permanent Commission of Indigenous Peoples of the National Assembly (2005-2015). In Ecuador in 2017, she was a member of the Cantonal Board for the Protection of Rights Canton Arajuno- Pastaza.

Currently she works as the Technical Coordinator for the Resource Hub Project to help strengthen indigenous rights serving as a liaison between The Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA) and Equitable Origin. Furthermore, she is the Technical Manager of the Institutional Initiative of the Defense of Defenders Program of COICA.