Roberto Múkaro Borrero
Human Rights Advocate, Consultant, Cultural Adviser, Writer, Artist, Musician
Roberto Múkaro Borrero has a distinguished and diverse background in policy & program development and human rights advocacy, including in specialization on the rights of Indigenous Peoples. He retains over 20 years of experience actively engaging the United Nations system in thematic areas such as Sustainable Development; Climate Change; the Information Society; and the Organization of American States; among others. He has served on the staff of the International Indian Treaty Council and the American Museum of Natural History, as well as an independent contracting consultant for UNESCO, PBS, and other notable institutions. A published writer, an accomplished artist, and musician, Borrero is a member of the Taíno Tribal Nation, an Indigenous Peoples whose traditional homelands extend through the Greater Antilles to the Southern tip of Florida in the U.S. In 2012, he was traditionally sanctioned a kasike (chief) of the Guainía Taíno tribal community. He has an educational background in communications and cultural studies. In 2013, Borrero was awarded an honorary Doctorate Degree, Philosophy in Humanities, from Kayiwa International University, Kampala, Uganda.
"...thank you for taking part in the SUNY Empire State College - Creative Expressions’ panel on the intersection of #BLM and #NativeLivesMatter movements... Your contributions to the discussion of indigeneity were crucial and guided our broader conversation of indigenous peoples (e.g., protest culture and its reflection in art, culture, and activism, and advocacy across groups).
Rhianna C. Rogers, Ph.D., RPA, Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies (History & Anthropology), SUNY - Empire State College, 2020
Expertise. Integrity. Intuition. Ingenuity. Dedication.