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APA mounts picket for the Government to protect Amerindian land rights – 23rd Jan 2013

shot0006Amerindians are continuing to be vocal in their quest to have their rights protected. Today the Amerindian Peoples’ Association held a picketing exercise outside of the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs, calling for the Amerindian Act to be revised.

The Association is questioning the relevance of the constitution, especially where it says that indigenous peoples shall have the right to protection, preservation and declaration of their languages, cultural heritage and way of life.

The APA met with President Donald Ramotar on Tuesday and he pledged to look into their concerns.

Last night the APA held a candle light vigil and has planned several other forms of protest action to vent their disgust at Justice Diana  Insansally’s ruling.

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  • abeeda gaffar

    it is very sad to know what is happening to our amerindain comunities, no one cares about them but only how much money can go into their pockets.It is the amerindian people that are directed affected, this is not the first time that they have been taken advantages off. The government has a no controll over the miners, they do as they like, destroying and polluting the environment. When u actually go into the interior and see what has been done, it would bring tears to your eyes if you care about others.

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