Ministry of Amerindian Affairs

Ministry of Amerindian Affairs Ministry of Amerindian Affairs A Government Ministry that was established in 2005 by the President His Excellency Bharrat Jagdeo to safeguard, protect and promote the social, cultural, and economic interest of the Amerindians and the Hinterland.

A revised Amerindian Act was enacted in 2006 which provided the legal framework for promoting the rights of Amerindians.

Operating as usual

Press Release, October 8, 2021|| Please see below a press release issued by the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs.
09/10/2021

Press Release, October 8, 2021||

Please see below a press release issued by the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs.

Press Release, October 8, 2021||

Please see below a press release issued by the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs.

The SRDC has implemented capacity building trainings across the villages in the South Rupununi. The trainings aims to bu...
08/10/2021

The SRDC has implemented capacity building trainings across the villages in the South Rupununi. The trainings aims to build and strengthen the capacity of village councils. Training sessions were based on: roles and responsibilities of VCs, financial record keeping, proposal writing and project management. We extend our gratitude to our funders the Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) and NORAD for supporting these trainings.

Training Opportunity!
08/10/2021

Training Opportunity!

On Monday, 11th October, 2021, the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport will launch its Virtual Coding Training. This training will target young Guyanese from across the country and will continue for a period of six weeks using the following programmes: Scratch, Toon Boom and Word Press.

Coding training provides young Guyanese with an avenue to express their creativity combined with critical thinking, boost presentation and problem solving skills, and teaches persistence. Young Guyanese will also be part of an Online Coding Group.

Please find attached the link to register.
https://forms.gle/RzE6tKuJWJxHbZFq5

For more information, please contact Ms. Alicia Pompey on 503 2502.

Our Hinterland!❤
08/10/2021

Our Hinterland!❤

Scenes of the Sector | Rest at the foot of the mountain.

📸 Marceano Narine

LOCUS MAP TRAINING VIDEO|| Take a look at this very basic training guide on the use of the Locus Map application for col...
08/10/2021
LOCUS MAP Training video

LOCUS MAP TRAINING VIDEO|| Take a look at this very basic training guide on the use of the Locus Map application for collecting data in monitoring our lands and territories. This guide is a production by the Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) under the IUCN led Amazonia 2.0 Project with funding from the European Union.

A very basic training guide on the use of the Locus Map application for collecting data in monitoring our lands and territories.

Photos from Guyana Water Incorporated's post
07/10/2021

Photos from Guyana Water Incorporated's post

Minister of Public Works, Bishop Juan Edghill and Minister of Natural Resources, Vickram Bharrat met with residents of O...
06/10/2021

Minister of Public Works, Bishop Juan Edghill and Minister of Natural Resources, Vickram Bharrat met with residents of Orealla, Region Six, to discuss the road link from the indigenous community to Kwakwani, Region 10.
The road which links Regions six and 10 is approximately 80 kilometres long.
The creation of the road link is a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Public Works and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission and is being undertaken in a phased manner.
Phase one of the project is complete and saw 10 kilometres of road done.

Minister of Amerindian Affairs, Pauline Sukhai, has delivered two tractors to the villages of Arakaka and Oronoque, Regi...
06/10/2021

Minister of Amerindian Affairs, Pauline Sukhai, has delivered two tractors to the villages of Arakaka and Oronoque, Region One (Barima-Waini), in keeping with the Government's initiative to help make the hinterland food sufficient.
The tractors are to be dedicated to the agriculture sector, but can also be used in the logging or transport sectors.
Minister Sukhai also delivered a cheque worth $1.2M to Arakaka and another to the tune of $1.1M to Oronoque, under the Presidential grant initiative.

05/10/2021

NOTICE!!

Minister of Amerindian Affairs, Pauline Sukhai handed over a tractor and trailer to the village of Hosororo, Region One ...
04/10/2021

Minister of Amerindian Affairs, Pauline Sukhai handed over a tractor and trailer to the village of Hosororo, Region One (Barima-Waini), to assist in the development of agriculture in the village.

Minister Sukhai said, "It is a very useful expensive piece of machinery in most areas they would like to go."

Message from H.E. President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali in observance of Agriculture Month 2021
01/10/2021

Message from H.E. President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali in observance of Agriculture Month 2021

Message from H.E. President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali in observance of Agriculture Month 2021

"You are not alone"-Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021💪#breastcancerawareness#togetherwearestronger
01/10/2021

"You are not alone"-Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021💪
#breastcancerawareness
#togetherwearestronger

"You are not alone"-Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021💪
#breastcancerawareness
#togetherwearestronger

READ|| Minister of Amerindian Affairs, Pauline Sukhai, said she is pleased with the move by the Fairview Village Council...
01/10/2021
Fairview’s sawmill project to provide job opportunities for villagers

READ|| Minister of Amerindian Affairs, Pauline Sukhai, said she is pleased with the move by the Fairview Village Council in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) to use its community stimulus grant to establish a sawmill.

Click below to read full article!

– Minister Sukhai commends initiative Minister of Amerindian Affairs, Pauline Sukhai, MP, said she is pleased with the move by the Fairview Village Council in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) t…

RE: 30,000 hinterland homes to receive solar electricity with US$7.2M credit. Read more by clicking the link below!
30/09/2021
30,000 hinterland homes to receive solar electricity with US$7.2M credit

RE: 30,000 hinterland homes to receive solar electricity with US$7.2M credit.

Read more by clicking the link below!

Following the signing of a US$7.2 million Line of Credit agreement, thousands of hinterland homes will soon be supplied with solar electricity. The agreement between the Governments of Guyana and I…

30/09/2021
Feature of Karaudarnau Village, Region Nine

WATCH|| Special feature of Karaudarnau Village, Region Nine

As Amerindian Heritage Month concludes today, may we never forget who we are as Guyana's First Peoples, let us keep "Maintaining our Traditional Integrity, Celebrating our Cultural Identity!

We take the privilege of sharing this special feature of Karaudarnau Village, home of our Wapishana people which is nestled in the Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Region of Guyana.

#maintaining_our_traditional_integrity_celebrating_our_cultural_identity
#amerindianheritagemonth2021

Coming Soon! A Tourism package for Santa Rosa Village.DEVELOPING a tourism package for Santa Rosa in the Moruca sub-regi...
30/09/2021
Tourism package for Santa Rosa Village coming soon - Guyana Chronicle

Coming Soon! A Tourism package for Santa Rosa Village.

DEVELOPING a tourism package for Santa Rosa in the Moruca sub-region is a top priority for the tourism committee that was installed lately in the village; with its members working tirelessly, even with their personal resources, to pull off the effort.

Read more at https://guyanachronicle.com/2021/09/26/tourism-package-for-santa-rosa-village-coming-soon/?fbclid=IwAR0qSFzW7JSTcNND_6p3swsWcuGU9VRdS7ABYlcbqqjkp6VZFsm_QiSlI2k

DEVELOPING a tourism package for Santa Rosa in the Moruca sub-region is a top priority for the tourism committee that was installed lately in the village;

PRESS RELEASE-September 29, 2021||151 Community Service Officers graduate from BIT skills training program The Ministry ...
29/09/2021

PRESS RELEASE-September 29, 2021||

151 Community Service Officers graduate from BIT skills training program

The Ministry of Amerindian Affairs (MOAA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour (MOL)/Board of Industrial Training (BIT) today hosted a graduation ceremony for some 151 Community Service Officers (CSO) who completed a skills training program, which is a collaborative effort between the two aforementioned ministries.

The ceremony was held at the Hinterland Scholarship Dormitory, Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara (ECD), and saw the attendance of Honorable Joseph Hamilton, Minister of Labour, Minister of Housing and Water, Hon. Collin Croal, Permanent Secretary of MOAA Sharon Hicks, and Deputy Permanent Secretary Ryan Toolsiram.

In delivering a charge to the graduates, Honorable Minister Collin Croal expounded on the importance of the competencies gained, as well as the critical role training programs play in bridging the gap between the Hinterland and Coastland.

“Your journey has only started, the receipt of a license or a certificate it doesn’t end there…the communities in which you therefore live will need the skills that you now possess…more importantly we are committed to bridging the gap within the hinterland and the coastland, so training programs like these will certainly help in reducing that gap.”

To this end, he expressed much satisfaction with the initiatives rolled out by the Board of Industrial Training in Hinterland villages thus far.

“I am particularly pleased that the Board of Industrial Training has many relevant programs that are geared towards creating employment opportunities but more importantly that where ever you traverse in the hinterland region it will provide an equal opportunity for all,” Minister Croal stated.

Meanwhile, in his feature address, Minister Joseph Hamilton reiterated the need to have more young women from hinterland villages included and exposed to technical training programs, on that note, the minister posited that more attention should be given to technical and vocational skills since it is a key pillar to our country’s development.

“The Society has done an injustice to women we must correct…Society and school itself must restructure to recognize that the development we talk about in this country unless we pay attention to technical and vocational skills, we will miss the boat…from the school itself, we have to repose and pay attention to needs of the society and understand the importance of technical skills in the development of Guyana where-ever we reside,” Minister noted.

In closing, Minister Hamilton encouraged the CSOs to make recommendations for training programs that are essential to their villages and communities, this he said will allow the Board of Industrial Training to roll out more programs that will significantly build and provide more opportunities in the hinterland.

“At the level of the board of industrial training we look forward to you in your villages when you go back will put programs that you can submit to your technical officers in the regions so that we can come to your village and we can do more technical training programs so that your villages can be developed properly and all the opportunities we have on the coast will come to your village.”

Today’s graduates were the first batch from regions one through ten that are proficient in the areas of Photovoltaic Systems and Tractor Driving and Maintenance.

In July, the two sister ministries signed a Memorandum of Agreement which will see over 400 youths from the hinterland and riverine villages benefitting from technical and vocational training.

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#AmerindianHeritageMonth#maintaining_our_traditional_integrity_celebrating_our_cultural_identity
29/09/2021

#AmerindianHeritageMonth
#maintaining_our_traditional_integrity_celebrating_our_cultural_identity

Attention: SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY!🚨
28/09/2021

Attention: SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY!🚨

The Government of Guyana in collaboration with the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission is offering a limited number of Scholarships in the United Kingdom at the Master’s degree level for the 2022/2023 Academic Year.
Click the link below to Register and Apply!
https://mps.gov.gy/

KANUKU MOUNTAINS EXPEDITION!
28/09/2021

KANUKU MOUNTAINS EXPEDITION!

Timeline Photos
28/09/2021

Timeline Photos

As Amerindian Heritage month comes to a close, we are happy to highlight Michella Abraham-Ali, Chief Executive Officer, National Communications Network and Department of State Alumna, 2013. She shares her view of the role of the indigenous community in a prosperous and inclusive Guyana. Join us once again in wishing everyone a happy heritage month.

The community of Circuitville, located along the Soesdyke/Linden Highway, is set to soon benefit from electricity for th...
27/09/2021
Circuitville to get electricity as soon as community regularised -Minister Indar

The community of Circuitville, located along the Soesdyke/Linden Highway, is set to soon benefit from electricity for the first time.

The community of Circuitville, located along the Soesdyke/Linden Highway, is set to soon benefit from electricity for the first time. Minister within the Ministry of Public Works, Deodat Indar, MP,…

The PPP/C Government has delivered a minibus to the village of Fairview, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), eliminating the...
27/09/2021
Parents relieved of transportation burden – as Gov’t provides bus to take Fairview children to school

The PPP/C Government has delivered a minibus to the village of Fairview, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), eliminating the transportation woes of students, who are enrolled at the Annai Secondary School in Region Nine.

Government has delivered a minibus to the village of Fairview, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), eliminating the transportation woes of students, who are enrolled at the Annai Secondary School in Reg…

The transportation difficulties faced by the people of Fairview Village, Region Eight have been eliminated as a spanking...
26/09/2021

The transportation difficulties faced by the people of Fairview Village, Region Eight have been eliminated as a spanking new minibus was handed over to the village council for the purpose of transporting students back and forth to attend school at the Annai Secondary School in Region Nine.

In addition to the minibus, a tractor was also handed over. Both presentations were made by Minister of Amerindian Affairs, Hon. Pauline Sukhai to Toshao Bradford Allicock.

Minister Sukhai indicated that the PPP/C Government has recognized the need of the people and has now met same. She added that the Government is committed to supporting the development of Amerindian Communities.

Hey do you have a business idea? Then here's your opportunity to make that dream a reality!
26/09/2021

Hey do you have a business idea? Then here's your opportunity to make that dream a reality!

Apply for a youth business grant of up to $1,000,000

Do you have an innovative business idea or an innovative business and would like to receive funding for it? If you are between the ages of 14-35 then you can apply to be part of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport's Youth Entrepreneur and Mentorship Programme where you can receive a grant of up to $1,000,000. There will be at least three (3) grants available for each of the ten (10) Regions in Guyana.

Submit your proposals to email [email protected] by 24th October, 2021. Applicants must include their name, address, region, age, and contact number. Proposals must include a description of why the business or business idea is innovative and a detailed breakdown of what the grant would be used for and why it would be important for business.

Proposals will be assessed by an external and experienced panel and shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview. Awardees will be required to be part of a one (1) year mentorship programme which includes training.

GOOD LUCK!!!

#WeAreOneGuyana 🇬🇾

Photos from Ministry of Home Affairs- Guyana's post
25/09/2021

Photos from Ministry of Home Affairs- Guyana's post

"Maintaining our Traditional Integrity, Celebrating our Cultural Identity"As your first people, we strive to preserve, c...
24/09/2021

"Maintaining our Traditional Integrity, Celebrating our Cultural Identity"

As your first people, we strive to preserve, celebrate and honor our culture and traditions which were first brought about by our ancestors, even more in the month of September!

#WeAreIndigenous
#ourlandourlife
#OurCulture

And that's a wrap! 2022 here we come!Today we concluded our Cuisine Fridays for the month of September, we hope you thor...
24/09/2021

And that's a wrap! 2022 here we come!

Today we concluded our Cuisine Fridays for the month of September, we hope you thoroughly enjoyed the exotic taste of our Amerindian Heritage!

Happy Amerindian Heritage Month once again!

#maintianing_our_traditional_integrity_celebrating_our_cultural_identity
#happy_amerindian_heritage_month

Our Indigenous communities continuously contribute to the Tourism Sector!
24/09/2021
Indigenous communities credited for success of tourism industry -GTA

Our Indigenous communities continuously contribute to the Tourism Sector!

Deputy Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) Kamrul Baksh has lauded the contributions of indigenous Guyanese to the development and expansion of the tourism industry. With Guyana position…

Our very own Ministerial Liaison Officer, Eyon Boyal reflects on his battle with the deadly COVID-19 virus in a recent i...
24/09/2021
COVID survivor who lost 3 relatives to virus pleads with all to get vaccinated

Our very own Ministerial Liaison Officer, Eyon Boyal reflects on his battle with the deadly COVID-19 virus in a recent interview with Newsroom.

Read more of this article by clicking the link below!

By Isanella Patoir [email protected] A few months after 32-year-old Eyon Boyal thought he had beaten the deadly COVID-19, he started experiencing seizures. And while he has been able to contro…

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I am surrounded by beautiful Amerindians and I am quite privileged to have this culture run in my veins.. Meet my sister My child mother and my sister in law Rita Tonya Cort Willis
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Dear Honourable minister There's a retired health care professional who is currently out of a job and having two indigenous kids to care for after their mum pass on . (_single) this family is desperately in need we from the red thread Association is kindly asking you to please assist the care giver by providing a job, even a cleaning job she will accept as she needs to provide for these kids. Thank you
Dear Honourable minister as a retired health care provider I am kindly asking you for some sort of employment as my only daughter Dion had died three years ago from cancer.I am providing for the two kids and without a job its very difficult.Just a job I need even if is a cleaning job at your ministry I don't mind please I am pleading
My name is Marva Chappelle of Onderneeming, Red Village, Region Two. I am a proud mother of three wonderful children. I was born in the peaceful and beautiful community of Kabakaburi, Aripiaco, upper Pomeroon River. Learnt from my mom, I am of the Arawak and Carib tribe. Kabakaburi is found on right bank miles up the mighty Pomeroon River. The place where culture is kept alive and visitors are greeted with great hospitality. I enjoyed my early job as a teacher at the famous Kabakaburi Primary where I got my Primary education then further taught at the then Anna Regina Community High School. Not only my parents, but there are many other senior folks in that beautiful hinterland community whom I have earned great principles. Culture is one of my passion....... It was thousands of years ago, before the advent of the Europeans, our first people came in search of food and shelter. They journeyed all along their path from Asia and other continents and crossed the Bering Strait during the ice_ age. The indigenous people have made tremendous contribution to our country Guyana. Our adventurous contribution is a great one. Our first people's economy was based on farming, hunting, fishing and crafting. They contributed Agriculture by using the cassava roots as their staple diet which is not only being used by the Amerindians today but by many. The piwari beverage is one of my favourite. We are indeed strong natives. Getting sick, we treat ourselves by using herbal medicine. My grandfather is 95 years of age and he is all alive and well. I have gained a lot from my grandparents. Our first people had no clothes and as such crafting was locally established, which aided in the form of their clothing. Nevertheless, our culture, our way of life is the way to survival. "Crafting is one of my skill. I enjoy crocheting different types of indigenous clothing and accessories. I also crochet bags, hats, baby items and many other items. My footwear was also locally made by myself with leather and woolen materials. My symbol of strength and bravery (headdress) was beautifully designed and made with my two precious hands. It was made with leather, feathers and sea shell. My fellow indigenous our astonishing contribution worth it all. Long lived our first people!"
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Celebrating heritage month
Celebrating heritage month
Celebrating heritage month