Welcome to the official website for the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Georgetown Guyana.

This website has been established to inform the public about the work of the Ministry on issues affecting Guyanese, especially indigenous peoples, and to provide another useful communication route. It has also been established to provide information about our beautiful country and links to online resources that you may find useful.

Latest News

  • Successful Debate in Patamona wraps up activities for International Year of Indigenous Languages.

    Preserving all nine indigenous languages across Guyana was undoubtedly the winner of a debate in the Patamona language recently hosted in Paramakatoi, Potaro-Siparuni, Region 8 to bring the curtain down on activities in observance of 2019 which was designated as International Year of Indigenous Languages.      The debate was historical

  • “I never giving up” says differently abled HEYS Entrepreneur

    Rocliffe Rodrigues a thirty four year old entrepreneur in the Hinterland Employment Youth Service HEYS Program, a husband, a father of three (a six, three and a one year old) and an amputee says he’s proud of all his accomplishments since participating in the youth program in 2019. Rodrigues and

  • Nadeza Rodrigues runs thriving HEYS Business despite disability

    Nadeza Rodrigues an entrepreneur in the Hinterland Employment Youth Service HEYS movement continues to run a thriving business establishment that meet the needs of residents of Karawab Village, located more than sixty miles up the Pomeroon River, Region 2. Rodrigues who is differently abled is the proud owner of a

  • Guyana’s first Storytelling Festival in Indigenous Languages

    By: Petamber Persaud Was the moon an eyewitness, a sentinel or a participant? On Saturday night, November 16, 2019, the moon stood majestically above a hillock in Santa Rosa, Moruca, spreading soft gold on an appreciative audience that had formed a huge semicircle witnessing the first Storytelling Festival in Indigenous