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Statement to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Thirteenth Session

Joint Statement presented by Laura George to the 13th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Thirteenth Session

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UN Permanent Forum of Indigenous – Excerpts – Side Events

Excerpts from the APA Presentation at the UN Permanent Forum of Indigenous Side Event held in New York City, New York, 12 – 23 May, 2014

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Injunction granted to miner against Kako toshao discharged March 26, 2014

Injunction granted to miner against Kako toshao discharged March 26, 2014 · By Staff Writer ·

Justice Sandra Kurtzious yesterday discharged an injunction granted in September 2012 to miner Belina… Continue reading

The Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) – appalled upon learning of the signing of the land titling and demarcation agreement

On Monday October 21, 2013 the Government of Guyana and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a contract for the Amerindian Land Titling Project under the Guyana/Norway Guyana REDD Investment Fund (GRIF) arrangement. This signing took place during the opening session of the Seventh Annual Meeting of the National Toshaos Council and is heralded by President Donald Ramotar as fulfilling a promise made to the Amerindian people in the PPP’s manifesto. Continue reading

Vacancy: Policy Advisor for the Amerindian Peoples Association

Job title: Policy Advisor Guyana FLEGT VPA

Start date: 24 March 2014

Salary: 174,000 gross

Summary of position:

The Amerindian Peoples Association is seeking a highly motivated, driven and committed individual to fill the position of FLEGT Policy Advisor to work with its project, “Promoting the effective participation of indigenous peoples in the FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement process in Guyana”. This project is being funded under the European Union’s programme “Supporting the participation of civil society organizations and the national private sector federations/entities in FLEGT VPA-related activities – Guyana component”and will run for two years beginning in 2014. Continue reading

Today, Toshao Mario Hastings of Kako Village, Upper Mazaruni faces yet another day in court.

Today, Toshao Mario Hastings of Kako Village, Upper Mazaruni faces yet another day in court. This is the continuation of the injunction brought against his community by miner, Belina Charlie. Continue reading

The APA Has Never Called for a “State within a State” but Instead Respect for Indigenous Rights

Press Statement – June 13, 2013

Recently and even more than before there has been a spate of letters appearing in the Guyana Chronicle leveled at criticizing the work of the Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) and making totally false and malicious statements and assertions about the organization and its Vice President Tony James.  Continue reading

Kid-Rodelo James response – why the women of Aishalton, of Deep South Rupununi blocked an excavator from passing thru their village

A letter written by Kid-Rodelo James, a resident of Aishalton, Deep South in response to various articles published which have sought to question the motive behind the actions of the women’s group in blocking the path of an excavator Continue reading

APA – VP Tony James response to June 7, 2012 allegations in a letter published by the Guyana Chronicle

Today we share with you a letter written by our Vice President Tony James in response to allegations contained in a letter published in the Guyana Chronicle newspaper on June 7. The APA will today issue a response to a letter published in the same newspaper questioning our response to the allegations contained in the June 7 letter. Continue reading

Welcome to the Amerindian Peoples Association Website and blog

Welcome to The Amerindian Peoples Association Website and Blog. Here you find the latest information on current issues we are working on as well as commentary and post on issues we are following.

You are invited to leave your comments and suggestions using our comments facility. Continue reading

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