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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.

Guyana’s last frontier breached by road from Brazil – GHRA

Guyana’s last frontier breached by road from Brazil

NOVEMBER 16, 2013 | BY KNEWS |  LETTERS

DEAR EDITOR,

Guyana’s last frontier is being breached by Brazilian mining interests who are constructing a road intended to drive deep into the heart of South Rupununi, eventually reaching the New River Triangle. This development will generate a cascade of economic, social, security, political and environmental problems in an area of Guyana which currently has token governmental infrastructure.

If the governing administration is aware of this reckless initiative, the nation deserves an explanation. However, whether legal or illegal, the Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) is calling for this venture to be stopped immediately, and those responsible condignly punished to deter like-minded attempts.    Continue reading

ODD ODYSSEY – by Ron Persaud

Introduction:

The whole plot of this story germinated around the fact that there were two radio stations in B.G. before ZFY. They were coded VP3BG and VP3MR. The two EMF signals that Dlandor picked up were the broadcast signals from them. The idea of an alien slowly distilled after an incident in a City Park. I was spraying a weed killer and used a dye to track where I sprayed; The product got on my hands and colored them. A kid in the play ground exclaimed “Look mom! His hands are green!” I carefully calibrated the situation before explaining, “That’s because I am an alien; I’m from another planet!” His eyes opened wide…and his mother – thankfully – enjoyed the whole thing. And now you know the whole story.

Most of the rest is as accurate as I can recall from my one-year stint as a teacher in the South Rupununi. As an aside, one month was spent at Sand Creek School where Ms. Stephanie Correia AA, was interim headteacher. She was the daughter of Stephen Campbell, Guyana’s first Amerindian Legislator; and I have been a better person because of that.
Cheers to everyone… (Ron Persaud). Continue reading