Lakeram Haynes

Lakeram Haynes

North Rupununi District Development Board
North Rupununi, Guyana

Amerindians Celebrate their Heritage in Guyana

Embracing our identity, celebrating our culture

November 6, 2012

Amerindian heritage is celebrated in Guyana every year, and this year’s theme was “Embracing our identity, celebrating our culture.” Every year it has become a custom for Amerindian Heritage to be launched in Georgetown, usually attended by participants from across the country who takes part by putting on a cultural presentation and giving other people a chance to experience indigenous culture. It also gives indigenous people the chance to showcase some of their skills, like craft and locally made beverages and dishes. As part of the National Celebrations, a National Heritage Village is selected. This year’s National Heritage Village was Mikobai Village, in Region #8 of Guyana.

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