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Gam A. Shimray is a Naga from North-East India. He is a dedicated human rights activist, for almost 30 years, defending and promoting the rights of indigenous peoples. As the current Secretary-General of AIPP, he envisions to contribute in advancing the pursuit of indigenous peoples’ rights to self-determination for sustainable peace and development in Asia. He has held several important positions at the national and regional levels before he took office at AIPP. He is particular in achieving a transformational change through adoption of democratic means of collective actions and responsible Indigenous self-government. He was also involved in peace-building initiatives in India and has authored some publications relating to human rights, environmental and ethnic issues in Asia.