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.

MoAA’s mandate:

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.

MOAA’s Vision

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.

Ministry’s Departments

  • Administration
  • Personnel
  • Accounts
  • Projects
  • Social Welfare & Health
  • Hinterland Scholarship Program
  • Governance and Community Development
  • Indigenous Residence