Capital Projects

The Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Capital Project forms part of the Amerindian Development Fund – National Budgetary allocation to support the implementation of critical projects in Indigenous Villages and Communities. These projects are in direct responses to requests coming from the villages and communities, especially requests that are made

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Hinterland Employment and Youth Service

The Hinterland Employment Youth Service program is an intensive peer learning and exchange program where persons, through adult facilitatory practices teach, discuss, learn and exchange experiences and knowledge from a virtual repository of information in order to improve their standard of living and contribute positively to the development of their

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Projects Department

The Projects Department is one of the departments of the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs. This department is the main implementation arm of the Ministry that assists in the conceptualization, development, implementation and monitoring of programmes and projects in Indigenous communities. The Projects Department comprises of specialized skills in project

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GRIF Amerindian Development Fund (ADF) Project

Quick Facts Project Budget: US$ 6 Million Partner Entity:   Implementing Agencies: Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Project Background and Summary There are in excess of 180 Indigenous communities located across Guyana but concentrated in a geographic space referred to as the rural interior/hinterland. The population of those communities range

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Amerindian Land Titling (ALT) Project

Quick Facts Project Budget: US$ 10.7 Million Partner Entity:   Implementing Agencies: Ministry of Amerindian Affairs Project Background and Summary The Government of Guyana (GoG) has set the policy objective of addressing all Land Titling issues by 2015, for Amerindian villages where two thirds of the adult population request this

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Related Links

The Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs is not responsible for content on third party websites listed below. Government of Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA) Parliament of Guyana Ministry of the Presidency Ministry of Finance Audit Office of Guyana Ministry of Foreign Trade & International Cooperation Ministry of Public Health Ministry

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Low Carbon Development Strategy

In recognizing the importance of sustainable utilization of forest resources, MOAA led the sub-national consultations and public awareness activities in Amerindian and Hinterland communities on the Low Carbon Development Strategy. The consultations highlighted the impact of climate change, and mitigation measures that Amerindian communities and Guyana can adapt to combat

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Land Tenure

Lands & Environmental Affairs Present Status There exist one sixty nine (169) Amerindian Communities inclusive of Satellites, Settlements and Villages. Ninety six (96) communities have legal recognition to the lands they use and occupy. It should be noted, however, that within the ninety six (96) titled communities there are several

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Access to Indigenous Villages

Step 1: Application The Amerindian Act of 2006, Section 5, part II states “A person, other than a person travelling for official business for the Government who wishes to enter Village lands shall apply for and obtain the permission of the village Council”. A person, other than a person traveling

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Indigenous Nations

There are nine Indigenous Nations that settled across the ten administrative Regions of Guyana. The Indigenous Peoples were said to be the very first inhabitants of the land. They share a rich and diverse culture and are one of the many ethnic groups that make up the people of Guyana.

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Indigenous Villages

Here is a list of the Indigenous villages in Guyana. Achawib Kanapang Rupertee Aishalton Karasabai Sand Creek Akawini Karaudarnau Santa Cruz Annai Central Karrau Santa Rosa Apoteri Kato Santa/Aratack Aranaputa Katoka Sawariwau Arau Katoonarib Sebai Arukamai Kokerite Shea Assakata Kopinang Shiriri Awarewaunau Kurukabaru Shulinab Baramita Kurutuku St. Cuthbert’s Mission Barima/Koriabo

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MoAA launches ADF-GRIF Project (Phase II)

The Amerindian Development Fund (ADF)-Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF) Project Management Unit of the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs recently launched a series of inception seminars in various hinterland regions to mark the full implementation of the project (Phase II) following the pilot stage which commenced in 2013 covering 26 villages. With

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The Amerindian Act 2006

The Amerindian Act, 2006 provides for, inter alia: Grants to communal land. Unlike the old Act, the new Act includes a process for the granting of land. For instance, a community can apply for land once they can prove that they have been living there for at least 25 years

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National Hinterland Secure Livelihood Programme

In line with its mandate to “recognize and protect the  collective rights of Amerindian Villages and Communities” (Amerindian Act 2006), and affirming the basic human right of Amerindians to livelihood, the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs in partnership with Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) launched its National Secure Livelihoods Programme (NSLP) in

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