first_imgThe rich and unique culture of Guyana’s Indigenous peoples was showcased in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) on Sunday, as the Amerindian community of Speightland hosted its third Heritage observances.Some of the Indigenous delicacies on display as Speightland hosted its third Heritage observancesThe activity, which was hosted at the community’s playfield, showcased aspects such as Amerindian cuisine and dance.It was hosted in observance of Heritage month, which is currently being observed under the theme, “Maintaining traditional practices while promoting a Green Economy”. Residents of the small Amerindian farming community took pride in showcasing Amerindian delicacies and beverages such as the Tacoma worm, piwari, wildmeat and fish. A festive cultural programme kept the atmosphere alive as the Speightland, Surama and Rupertee culture dance groups presented traditional Amerindian dances supported by cultural Amerindian songs. A female cricket competition was also hosted which saw full support from residents.Minister of State Dawn Hastings-Williams in addressing the gathering said there was much to celebrate this month, despite numerous challenges.She also urged the community to look for solutions to any challenges they may face and to work together as a team for the good of the country.Meanwhile, Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister, Sydney Alicock in his remarks emphasised the need to celebrate after hard work and successes. He also alluded to the importance of the residents working together, noting that unity is the best ingredient for building a community.During the celebrations, Minister Hastings-Williams also handed over a 12-month permit to the Speightland Logging and Agriculture Cooperative Society for the utilisation of the playfield. The field had in the past been subjected to issues regarding its ownership.Regional Community Development Officer Kevon Lorrimer, who is also President of the Agriculture Co-op, noted that the event was well supported by businesses in the region.last_img read more