Myrna Cunnigham is one of the most recognized figures in the global indigenous movement. Researcher, health worker, parliamentarian and social fighter for the rights of indigenous peoples.
She has been the Governor Delegate Minister of the Autonomous Region of the Northern Caribbean of Nicaragua. She participated in the peace process and the establishment of the autonomy regime for indigenous peoples, Afro-descendants and ethnic communities of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua.
She was a member of the Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues at the UN, becoming the President. Currently, She is the President of the Board of Directors of FILAC.