The Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs has benefitted from the philanthropy efforts of Hope for the Nation Foundation, Guyana. The Foundation recently donated four 40’ containers containing sixty million dollars’ worth of clothing, books, pharmaceutical supplies, spectacle frames, food items, among others articles which will be distributed to indigenous villages
National Indigenous Peoples’ Authority to be established to address challenges in villages – President Granger.
President David Granger has called on the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples Affairs to recommend measures for the establishment of a five-member committee aimed at effectively addressing the many challenges the indigenous population faces. President Granger made this call during his address to the two hundred and twelve indigenous leaders and
“The Indigenous peoples are the collective and true Champions of the Earth.” This was affirmed when Vice President and Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sydney Allicock addressed the launch of the 2016 Heritage Month of activities at the Umana Yana in Kingston. The 2016 Heritage Month activities were held under
More than one thousand nine hundred youth countrywide have benefited from a government initiated Youth Program the Hinterland Employment and Youth Service HEYS. The areas of study includes Capacity Building (Math & English), Concentrated Life Experience (Life Skills), Tourism, Agriculture and Vocational Skills (Carpentry, Catering, embroidery, garment construction among other
Women Groups from two indigenous villages have so far benefitted from government grants to finance viable projects within their communities as much emphasis is being placed on women empowerment throughout the hinterland region. The Kumaka Women’s Group located in the Moruca Sub- District, Region One recently received a cheque to
Baroness Patricia Scotland pays courtesy call on Vice President and Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sydney Allicock and Minister within the Ministry Valerie Garrido-Lowe.
The preservation of Guyana’s rich natural resources particularly our forest resources coupled with support from the Commonwealth of Nations were among issues discussed when the incumbent Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Nations Baroness Patricia Scotland paid a courtesy call on Vice President and Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sydney
Vice President and Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sydney Allicock and Minister of Agriculture are in receipt of the draft legislation for the “Catch and Release” Sport Fishing of the world’s largest fresh water fish the Arapaima. The legislation which was drafted by Attorney at Law Mr. Nigel Hughes
Vice President and Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs has underscored the importance of achieving the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development within the context of opportunities available to our indigenous peoples. Minister Allicock made this comment during his inaugural address to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues UNPFII in
The Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs and the Guyana Foundation inked an agreement which will see thirty seven villages in Regions one, two, seven, eight and nine benefiting from more than twenty eight thousand pieces of clothing. The foundation has recently received a donation of a 20ft container of clothing
The Makushi Research Unit MRU from region nine has left an indelible mark when they unveiled a unique Indigenous line. The project dubbed the Rupununi Essence Luxury Facial Cleanser was birthed through a partnership between three entities the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, the Institute of Applied Science and