Wapichan Nao (GUYANA)

Wa Wiizi Wa Kaduzu : Our Territory, Our Custom

This website is an initiative of the Wapichan people in Guyana to inform  the world about our customs, livelihoods and challenges that we are faced with today. We would also like to tell of some of our achievement’s and future intentions. The information was gathered by the people and from the people over a period of more than 15 years. We hope that this  website will be helpful to students, teachers , allies and organisations that want to learn about us. It is our dream that this will open a way for us to help share our understandings of the environment and plans for our people and territory. This site also contains a map and  information on threats to our rights, lands, forests and resources, which we have collected as part of our community-based territorial monitoring system. The same monitoring platform contains information on our traditional use and care of the land. Through this initiative we therefore aim to provide information about our various efforts  seeking   ways  to obtain secure legal land rights and properly use and care for our territory for the benefit of our people and the human race as a whole. 

This site is developed by the South Rupununi District Council (SRDC) and is owned and controlled by all the main villages and communities in the South Rupununi. The site is work in progress. The SRDC expects all pages will be more fully developed as we become familiar with managing our community web siteWe invite and welcome all to our web pages

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