Froyla Tzalam
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Froyla Tzalam

Froyla Tzalam is a Belizean Mopan Maya anthropologist and community leader.

It was announced on 22 April 2021 by Prime Minister of Belize John Briceno that she was nominated to be the next Governor-General of Belize following the retirement of Colville Young.[1] She is the third Governor-General and the second woman appointed to the role, and the first Indigenous American Governor-General in the Commonwealth.

Tzalam is from the village of San Antonio, Toledo. She graduated with a BA in Anthropology from Trinity University, Texas. This was followed by a MA in Rural Development from University of Sussex.[2]

She was the Executive Director of the Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management (SATIIM).[3]

Tzalam was shortlisted for nomination to the Senate in January 2017, but declined in order to concentrate on her work with SATIIM.[4]

References

  1. ^ "PM Confirms Nomination of Froyla Tzalam as the next Governor General". lovefm.com. 22 April 2021. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "froyla tzalam". Namati.
  3. ^ "Staff & Board of Directors | Welcome to SATIIM". www.satiim.org.bz.
  4. ^ "SATIIM's Froyla Tzalam Explains Decision to Decline Nomination". Channel 5 Belize. January 6, 2017. Retrieved 2021.
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Colville Young
Governor General of Belize
2021-present
Incumbent

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