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Avexnim Cojti (Maya K'iche'), Director of Programs, is from Chuwila, Guatemala. She is a sociologist and a Maya calendar ancient knowledge keeper from her community.  She has more than fifteen years of experience in the fields of immigration and multiculturalism, Indigenous community development, and Indigenous rights. She holds a degree in Indigenous Government Studies from the Institute of Indigenous Government, Vancouver, British Columbia, and a Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Regina, both in Canada. Most of her experience is in managing or delivering programs and projects that aim to support self-determination and rights of Indigenous communities globally. Avex formerly served as the Program Manager for the Community Media and Indigenous Rights Radio Programs. She has represented Cultural Survival at international fora and United Nations meetings, advocating for Indigenous rights and continues to enjoy her work in radio production on Indigenous issues for CS.  Contact Avexnim at