In the 1970’s The Indigenous People founded their very own Secretariat after a conference was held in St. Vincent, since then the Secretariat was hosted by many Caribbean countries. Guyana, who has been the host for the past ten (10) years, will now pass the baton to Trinidad and Tobago.
The official Handing Over of The Secretariat will take place on Saturday September 23rd, at the Carib Community Headquarters, Paul-Mitchell Street, Arima, from 1:00pm.
The Santa Rosa Carib Community will have the privilege to host the Secretariat. On the agenda for the next three (3) years, the Carib Community has outlined their interests in developing a web-site, where one can obtained information on the indigenous people; the establishment of a newsletter; exchange visits, where you can learn of the different types of music, food and language; also more important the restoration and preservation of the indigenous people and the enhancing of the indigenous peoples interests.
Amongst the dignitaries invited are the Minister in the Ministry of Education Ms. Desiree Fox (Guyana), Minister of Amerindian Affairs Ms. Caroline Rodrique (Guyana), Minister Penelope Beckles and Minister Joan Yuille Williams, who will deliver the feature address.
The Cultural programme runs from 6:00pm thru 9:00pm. Amongst our local performers will be the visiting delegates.
Cultural programmes from the Indigenous peoples will run through the Carifesta IX Celebrations.
All events are free of charge.