The Amerindian People’s Association released a new report: Ina Pata, Ko’mangnàtok Yeselu /Our Land, Our Life: A Participatory Assessment of the Land Tenure Situation of Indigenous Peoples in Guyana.
Far from Georgetown or other large towns, the indigenous lands had been largely untouched by outside forces. Yet the geographical remoteness which had previously sheltered these communities is ending as new infrastructure makes it easier to access this region. As extractive mining, logging and ranching have grown on these lands, many villages are now painfully aware that they actually have no say about what happens on this land. Even legally recognized lands are facing illegal bringing the fragility indigenous land rights to the center of attention for communities throughout the region.
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