Norvin Goff

President, MASTA

Norvin Goff is the current president of MASTA, an indigenous organization that for over 30 years has represented the Miskitu indigenous people of Honduras, and their ongoing struggle has focused on defending their collective land and natural resource rights. After years of marginalisation the Miskito people have been officially granted ownership to their land. Despite being an area plagued by violence, drug traffickers and many other struggles; the Miskito communities have been empowered to exercise greater control over their land as well as develop more effective systems to manage their natural resources.