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