What is the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs?
The Ministry of Amerindian of Affairs is 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.
To recognize and protect the collective rights of Amerindian villages and communities. The Ministry works with other agencies and Ministries.
A wide range of socio-economic projects and programme are developed by the GoG and executed by the Ministry to facilitate the continued growth and development of Guyana’s Indigenous population.
Over the next 20 years, all of Guyana’s indigenous peoples and communities are empowered to have a better quality of life now and for future generation.
MOAA’s Mission Statement
To enhance the social, economic and environmental well-being of Indigenous Peoples and their lands through collaboration, sustainable development and appropriate legislation, while at the same time ensuring the preservation of Indigenous culture and traditional knowledge.