APA General Assembly starts today
Guyana Chronicle
May 25, 2002

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AMERINDIAN Peoples Association (APA) will hold its sixth General Assembly at Mainstay, Essequibo Coast, in Region Two (Pomeroon/Supenaam) from today through May 27.

It said the theme ‘Amerindian Peoples - Determining Our Future in the New Millennium’ emphasises the growing aspirations of the Amerindian peoples to control their own destiny through ways and systems they see fit.

“It also stresses the need for recognition and respect for the rights and ways of life of the nine Amerindian peoples of Guyana,” a Press release said.

According to the release, participants, expected to number more than 100, will be drawn from community units which form the core membership of APA and are located throughout the country.

The General Assembly, held biennially, is the highest decision making APA body which elects a new executive and sets a work programme for the next two years.