Ana (left) and Lottie

Last week, Lottie Cunningham Wren and Ana Lucia Maya arrived in Eugene for ELAW Fellowships.

Lottie is a Miskito attorney from Nicaragua who has worked for decades to conserve biological diversity, sustain cultural practices, and advocate for sustainable fisheries.  Her organization, CEJUDHCAN, collaborates with indigenous communities on Nicaragua’s Atlantic coast.

Ana gives voice to afro-descendant and other marginalized communities in Colombia that face problems involving hydroelectric dams, mining, hydrocarbons, agro fuels, and more.  Ana is a staff attorney at the Instituto Latinoamericano para una Sociedad y un Derechos Alternativos.

ELAW is thrilled to be collaborating with Ana and Lottie and connecting them with our local community and colleagues in the Northwest. We will post updates about our work throughout the summer.

Maggie Keenan
Communications Director
ELAW Fellows Program Coordinator