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Indigenous Peoples

Brazil, US, OAS Secretary General urge peaceful resolution of Guyana-Venezuela territorial controversy

Amid concerns by Guyana that Venezuela’s military is increasing activity on their side of the border, Brazil and the United States (US) on Wednesday reiterated at the Organisation of American States (OAS) that there must be a peaceful settlement of the territorial controversy over the Essequibo county. US Ambassador to the OAS, Francisco Mora told the OAS’ Permanent Council that ...

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Caribbean Indigenous peoples to ask CDB for help with language preservation

The Caribbean Organisation of Indigenous Peoples (COIP) plans to ask the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to fund a project to preserve and promote the use of Indigenous languages, according to COIP Chairman Chief Ricardo Bharath-Hernandez. He said the proposal could be formulated and submitted to the Barbados-headquartered regional bank within the next three months, after the COIP and its affiliates ...

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Opposition demands higher carbon credit payout to Amerindians

The opposition People’s National Congress Reform-led A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), and the Alliance For Change (AFC) have issued separate calls for the carbon credit payout to Amerindian villages to be increased from 15 percent to between 25 percent and 85 percent. Questions are lingering about how exactly government apparently arrived unilaterally at 15 percent. For its part, AFC ...

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Robust COVID-19 awareness campaign for indigenous villages -Amerindian Affairs Minister

by Samuel Sukhnandan As part of efforts to tackle the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in indigenous communities across Guyana, focus will be placed on starting a robust education campaign and providing economic relief and support to affected villages. This is according to Minister of Amerindian Affairs Pauline Sukhai, who told News Talk Radio 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online ...

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