• Unity and Embracing Cultural Identity emphasized as MoIPA launches Indigenous Heritage Month Activities 2018..

    Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sydney Allicock said the theme for this year’s Indigenous Heritage Month Celebrations “Proud of our Indigenous Identity – Celebrating in Unity” is most fitting since it “succinctly places into view the path that we as Indigenous peoples should be on”. Minister Allicock made this comment

  • NTC to receive lease for land at Sophia – larger plot to be identified for construction of complex with additional facilities..

    President David Granger, today, engaged the newly-elected chairman and executive members of the National Toshaos Council (NTC) at a special luncheon to discuss issues affecting Indigenous communities. During the deliberations held at the Baridi Benab at State House, the President announced that the Government will proceed with the handing over

  • MoIPA Trains welfare Officers to adequately address social issues in the hinterland

    Ten Welfare Officers attached to the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs is benefitting form a month long training which will build their capacity to adequately address welfare cases in the hinterland. The one-month long training which commenced on Monday at the Hinterland Scholarship Division Dormitory, Liliendaal, E.C.D will see Welfare

  • “Beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing” – Min. Garrido-Lowe tells NTC conference

    DPI, Guyana, Monday, July 16, 2018 Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Valerie Garrido Lowe today urged the incoming National Toshaos Council to be aware of those seeking to sow seeds of discord among the Indigenous People. Speaking at the opening of the National Toshaos Conference, Minister Garrido-Lowe said

  • Penalties for Toshao’s who cannot account for village resources – Min. Allicock

    DPI, Guyana, Monday, July 16, 2018 Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Sydney Allicock has warned that “toshaos who cannot give account for village assets will face the law.” Minister Allicock was addressing the opening of the National Toshaos Conference (NTC) today, at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC). Minister Allicock

  • NTC is not a political party; it must take the lead in driving Amerindian development -President Granger

    Georgetown, Guyana – DPI (July 16, 2018) President David Granger, today, called on the National Toshaos Council (NTC) to take the lead in developing Village Improvement Plans (VIPs), which are aimed at ensuring more sustainable and secure livelihoods, boosting human wellbeing, creating increased opportunities and reducing the inequalities between the coastland

  • MoIPA provides Technical Assistance to farmers of Moruca ……

    Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Valerie Garrido-Lowe, led a Team to Moruca Sub-district, Barima/Waini, Region # 1, for a Technical meeting with close to fifty farmers there. The two-day engagement which commenced on Thursday saw the Ministry partnering with the National Agriculture Research and Extension Institute NAREI

  • Minister Garrido-Lowe addresses concerns of residents of Monkey mountain.

    Improving telecommunication across the Hinterland remains on the front burner of the Government. Licenses During a recent meeting with residents of Monkey Mountain, Potaro-Siparuni, Region Eight (North Pakaraima) Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Valerie Garrido-Lowe, assured them that the Ministry of Public Telecommunication is working assiduously to

  • DPI – 122-graduate-from-hinterland-scholarship-programme

    Some 122 students have graduated from the Hinterland Scholarship Programme (HSP), pursuing a secondary, tertiary and technical education at institutions not accessible in their communities. Graduating were 91 secondary level students; 23 students at the technical and tertiary level; and eight students who completed the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE).

  • Notable achievements at Indigenous Residence – Minister Allicock.

    The Ministry of indigenous peoples’ Affairs continues to heavily invest resources in improving living conditions at the Indigenous Residence located on Princess Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown. On Wednesday last, Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sydney Allicock witnessed the signing of the contract for the extension of the facility which is home