The village got its name from a creek named Katu’ wao meaning Sand Creek
The village is also known as Suburun meaning Baboon Mountain
Founders: The first set of people were the Macushi, who came from the lower Rupununi river. Then people from the west, came; the Wapishanas from Brazil. The Macushis went away and the Wapichanas remain. But some of the Macushis remain who remarried among the Wapichan.
1. Amazad Chara
2. Matthew Wapishana
3. Oonapani Macushi
1. Toshao Matthew
2. George Winter
3. Joseph also known as Matoro Tuu
4. Andrew Moses
5. Edwin Sam
6. Alfred Xavier
7. Brian Buckley
8. Eugene Andrew
9. Ken Faria
10. Lawrence Henry
11. Rock Marco
12. Derek David
13. Eugene Andrew (current)
Approx. 826 persons (2016)
Our Village has a land title that was demarcated in 2006. It does not cover the full extent of our community lands. As a consequence, the Village has applied for an extension to our land title boundaries, which is still being processed by the government. The results of our request for extension are still not known (in 2017).
Sand Creek are calling on the Protected Areas Commission of Guyana to deeply take into consideration that the demarcation of the Protected Area Boundary has over lapped into our extension boundaries. Therefore, we call on the Government to immediately remedy this matter. We would like to bring to highlight as well that the consultation process of enactment of Protected Area Act did not directly involve our village. The majority of communities and majority of its members that live off the Kanuku Mountains complained that they have neither seen nor heard of what is in this so-called law.
The Village is governed by a Village Council with a Toshao and twelve Councillors.
Farming, ranching, crafts, hunting, fishing, gathering, exchange labor through our traditional institution of the ‘manor’ (self help work parties)
Secondary School Complex
Dormitory for school students
Village multipurpose building
Transportation (Village tractor, boat and outboard engine)
Teacher and Parents Association
Sand Creek Mini Rodeo
Soft ball cricket
Cattle rearing ongoing
Village shop ongoing
Farm roads planed
Sports ground planed
2. Bird Watching E.g. Harpy Eagle
3. Horse Riding
4. Mountain Climbing
1. By using our resources in a sustainable way
2. Agreement between neighboring communities on common boundaries
3. Documenting our community resources E.G. Baoko Pao Wa Ditinpan Wadauninao Atio Nii.