Guyana: Amerindian Heritage Month

Amerindian dancers at 2011 Celebrations

Guyana: Amerindian Heritage Month

September every year has been designated as Amerindian Heritage Month in recognition of the sacrifices and contributions of Guyana’s first inhabitants, the Amerindians. Similar observances are held in other countries to honour the contributions of their Native or Indigenous peoples. In the United States, for example, “Native American Heritage Day” is observed in late November, after Thanksgiving; and in some parts of the USA that have a large native population, the entire month of November is devoted to commemorating the Native American experience in the United States.

2012 Articles – click to read

·         Minister launches Amerindian Heritage Month

·         Amerindian Heritage Month ushers in with Inter-faith service

·         AFC – Message in Observance of Amerindian Heritage Month

         ……  Read more [Amerindian Heritage Month]

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  • DMITRI ALLICOCK  On September 2, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    HAPPY AMERINDIAN MONTH TO GUYANA’S FIRST PEOPLE…CELEBRATING OF GREAT HERITAGE!

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  • Deen  On September 2, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    The Amerindians were the original inhabitants of Guyana. They were treated with much disrespect and humiliated in the past. They need more respect! And they should be recognized for their culture and contributions to the their motherland and as the first people and true citizens of Guyana.

  • Cyril Balkaran  On September 3, 2012 at 7:35 am

    In recognition of the existence and contributions of the world’s indigenous peoples everywhere, the UN has mandated that due integration of these people everywhere begin with the rest of the Population in all member states of the UN and that this process be a Sustainable one. The bringing out of the Interior of the Amerindians and the setting up of a Ministry for Amerindian affairs are the part and agreed mandate of that UN agreements. It is hapenning everywhere. Reservations in Colleges and Universities everywhere are also a part of this educational drive for integration with the rest of the Communities. What is also needed is an exchange mechanism where our youths in the cities can go to the interior and spend some 3 months and live among the Amerindians and develop skills and adapation in these difficult river and mountainous terrains of the hinterland. This is why there are many Amerindians in the Traffic Divisions of the Police force. The integration started many years ago in Guyana. To complete these integrative mechanisms without losing the culture of a people on need to continue these exchange mechanisms for the benefit of the country and all its people.

  • JOAN DE OLIVEIRA  On September 3, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    I AM PROUD TO BE PART-AMERIANDIAN, ON MY MOTHER’S SIDE OF THE FAMILY…MY MOTHER USED TO TELL ME STORIES ABOUT HER ANCESTORS…MY GREAD, GREAT GRANDMOTHER’S NAME BEFORE SHE WAS MARRIED, TO AN ENGLISHMAN WAS ,” MARIA DE CANNA” IN THE 1800′S jOAN

  • de castro  On September 7, 2012 at 9:46 am

    wow wow
    so if married to an ENGLISHMAN surely DE CANNA is not her ENGLISH name !
    just curious about NAMES in the 1800 s …..usually in SPAIN PORTUGAL and other southern european socieities the name was usually double-barelled…
    with the fathers TITLE first….eg MARIA GONZALEZ SANCHEZ…..

    JOAN I salute your decendancy … I also dream that one day an AMERINDIAN
    would become president of DE FATHER_MOTHERland….
    as I reflect of the history of USA …slaughter the buffallo and let the indians starve.

    Destroy the AMAZON and the planet will starve for OXYGEN….history is usually repeated by fools….hopefully it “teaches” fools !
    Wish I was there to celebrate the occasion.
    Their music, food, culture will live on in the minds and hearts of all GUYANA.
    kamptan

  • JOAN DE OLIVEIRA  On October 23, 2012 at 12:17 am

    ABOUT THE NAME MARIA DE CANNA…IS HER MOTHER’S MAIDEN NAME AND HER FATHER’S (THE ENGLISHMAN) NAME WAS RICHARD JONES…………JOAN DE OLIVEIRA

    • JOAN DE OLIVEIRA  On October 23, 2012 at 12:25 am

      THE NAME MARIA DE CANNA IS HER HER MOTHER;S MAIDEN NAME BEFORE MARRIAGE TO THE ENGLISHMSN,,,RICHARD JONES,,,,MY GREAT GREAT GRANDPARENTS ON MY MOTHER’S SIDE …..THE AMERINDIAN IN US IS STILL QUITE PROMINENT, EVEN AFTER SO MANY GENERATIONS

  • de castro  On October 23, 2012 at 9:39 am

    interesting
    It is a fact that “mixing” of the “sangre” (blood) enhances intelligence…
    Incestuous behavior in some of the pueblos here in SPAIN has had a disastrous
    effect on the populace of the pueblos…
    My grandaughter has 7 different bloodlines so hopefully it will reflect her intelegence later …she is only a few weeks old…

    ENGLISH ITALIAN PORTUGUESE IRISH and SPANISH.

    my 4 children have
    PORTUGUESE SPANISH ENGLISH IRISH and ITALIAN …

    lets hope the next generation introduce some new bloodlines…..ha ha !

    thank you Joan for response to a subject which interest me most in my readings….

    kamptan

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