On April 22-25th, 2019 Maroon Women Chambers of Cooperation representatives from three respective nation-states namely, Suriname, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago attended the 18th Session of the U.N. Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The theme for the forum was “Traditional Knowledge: Generational Transmission and Protection.” This essay explores the goals of that journey, its connection to other Maroon efforts to build Maroon unity in the Western Hemisphere and to establish ourselves as a Peoples, Indigenous and Tribal in the U.N. nomenclature to harness our international human rights.

Author Biography

Gaama Gloria “MaMa G” Simms, Paramount Queen of the Maroons, Jamaica, is Founder & Director of Maroon Indigenous Women Circle Maroon Indigenous Woman Circle Charles Town, Buff Bay P.O. Portland Jamaica Email: miwc18@gmail.com. Tel: 1 876 895 7832.