Guyana: Celebrating Indigenous Heritage Month – September

Guyana: Celebrating Indigenous Heritage Month – September

During the month of September, Amerindians across the country celebrate Indigenous Heritage Month.

This annual event is one where Guyana’s first people are celebrated and recognized for their contributions to our rich cultural heritage. Many events are undertaken at villages across the country and this is preceded by a launch event in the city.

Today we feature photographs of the 2015 launch which took place on Tuesday, September 1st at the Amerindian Heritage Village, Sophia Exhibition complex. All Photos By Alva Solomon.

Source: http://realfmgy.com/2015/09/02/amerindian-heritage-month-2015-launched/

His Excellency President David Granger making an address to the audience at the launching of the month-long celebrations.
His Excellency President David Granger making an address to the audience at the launching of the month-long celebrations.
The Wai Wai tribe was preparing to head to the stage when we caught up with them. The group was interacting in their own dialect as persons stared at their unique mode of dress.
The Wai Wai tribe was preparing to head to the stage when we caught up with them. The group was interacting in their own dialect as persons stared at their unique mode of dress.
This sweet little Wai Wai Princess was eager to have her picture taken so we fulfilled her promise with a wonderful shot of her in her Indigenous apparel.
This sweet little Wai Wai Princess was eager to have her picture taken so we fulfilled her promise with a wonderful shot of her in her Indigenous apparel.
Father and Son. This lad hails from the Region Nine community of Masekenari , a remote village in the South Rupununi. His father was by his side as he prepared to perform at the launching of the celebrations.
Father and Son. This lad hails from the Region Nine community of Masekenari, a remote village in the South Rupununi. His father was by his side as he prepared to perform at the launching of the celebrations.
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Hand crafted baskets and trays
Carved canoes!- These miniature canoes are attractive and can be utilised as a heartwarming gift to someone special.
Carved canoes!- These miniature canoes are attractive and can be utilised as a heartwarming gift to someone special.
Many beautiful hand -crafted ornaments are on sale at the Heritage Village .
Many beautiful hand -crafted ornaments are on sale at the Heritage Village .
Orealla village resident Andy Peneaux and group perform a song. The artiste is more popular in neighbouring Suriname , where he performs at cultural events
Orealla village resident Andy Peneaux and group perform a song. The artiste is more popular in neighbouring Suriname , where he performs at cultural events.
The Surama Cultural Group performing a dance and song.
The Surama Cultural Group performing a dance and song.

Wildmeat
Wild meat and chicken were on sale at the launching . The meats were sold at a reasonable price to the curious customer.

The Tuma Pot. Here , the Haimarra fish is being sold from the pot. The meal is one of the more nationally known dish of the Amerindians.
The Tuma Pot. Here, the Haimarra fish is being sold from the pot. The meal is one of the more nationally known dish of the Amerindians.

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