Onondaga woman named to United Nations post
Tonya Gonnella Frichner, a member of the Onondaga Nation of New York, has been named North America's regional representative to the United Nations' Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

Frichner, an attorney, will spent most of her time at the UN in New York City. She has been working on the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, which encountered resistance from the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Frichner is the president and founder of the American Indian Law Alliance, a non-profit that works with tribes and indigenous communities.

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Relevant Links:
United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues - http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii
American Indian Law Alliance - http://www.ailanyc.org