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GUYANA: Let’s go south of the Kanuku Mountains – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Let’s go south of the Kanuku Mountains – by Francis Quamina Farrier 

Here in Guyana, September is observed as “Amerindian Heritage Month”, or to be politically correct, “Indigenous Heritage Month“. And September is also a special month for Native Americans – the North American cousins of Guyana’s Indigenous Peoples. That was told to me by a Native American Elder when I interviewed him, while on one of my visits to the awesome Museum of the American Indian, located in Washington, DC, in the United States of America.

At this time in September 2018, I invite you to come with me south of the Kanuku Mountain range, which divides the North and South Rupununi Savannahs in Region 9 of the country. I know this area of our beautiful country reasonably well, having gone there on many occasions over a fifty year period and has decided to share a few of my own experiences with you.          Continue reading

Heritage Village, Sophia – Amerindian Heritage Month Celebrations 2015

Heritage Village, Sophia

Posted: 07 Sep 2015 07:29 AM PDT  – St Stanislaus College. Georgetown Blog


September is Amerindian Heritage Month.  It celebrates the culture and history of the Indigenous people of Guyana, whose history goes back at least 10,000 years.  Here are some article links compiled by the St. Stanislaus College Blog:

AFC Amerindian Heritage Greetings – 2013

AFC Amerindian Heritage Greetings- 2013‏

September 6th, 2013 – by Valerie Lowe, M.P

On this yet another celebration of Amerindian Heritage Month the Alliance For Change salutes the First People of this nation for the kindness and understanding they have demonstrated when foreigners first landed on the shores of our beautiful homeland, and continue to demonstrate unto this day by willingly sharing land, waterways, forest, precious stones and every resource this country has to offer with the people who stayed and who are now our brothers and sisters in this melting pot of a Guyanese nation.

Contributions of First Peoples: We celebrate the natural artist in our first people that make them stand out as brilliant artists and craftsmen and women, and talented sports men and women; we celebrate their highly scientific knowledge of which only a minute percentage has been tapped into by way of herbal medicines. And it is thanks to our First People that, today, our nation is now earning much needed revenues from carbon credits earned from the forests that they so carefully preserved for centuries. These contributions must be recognized, acknowledged and respected.  Continue reading

Capitol News – TV News Videos – 05 Sep 2013

Capitol News – TV News Videos – 05 Sep 2013

  • Courts Guyana promises to make fitness walk better than its last edition
  • AFC Chairman Nigel Hughes seeks forgiveness for his non-disclosure of his link to the Amaila Falls Company
  • Police searches for businessman fingered in the murder of biker, Kurt Davis.
  • APNU insists that Gov’t present a comprehensive Bill concerning all aspects of the Amaila Falls Hydro project
  • Meeting planned to remove Timehri residents standing in the way of CJIA expansion project
  • ACTO meeting focuses on Indigenous issues at the start of Amerindian Heritage Month
  • Caribbean Airlines wants to operate in a sustainable manner
  • Giftland Office Max continues to give back

Click links to view TV News Videos below: 

Courts Guyana promises to make fitness walk better than its last editionPosted: 05 Sep 2013 07:05 PM PDT

The courts Guyana 10 k run and 3m fitness walk is on again in just over 2 weeks and the Company is promising to make the event even better than its last edition. It starts at 6 in the Morning on the, 22nd of September, in front of the Main Street head office and is […]
AFC Chairman seeks forgiveness for his non-disclosure of his link to the Amaila Falls CompanyPosted: 05 Sep 2013 06:49 PM PDT   Continue reading
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