Conservation International in Suriname: Excerpt—“ CI is working in the South American nations of Suriname and Guyana, where the northern reaches of the Amazon Basin still exist as uninterrupted expanses of tropical forest. Low population density and shifting political fortunes have combined in a way that has, until very recently, minimized the environmental threats to these forests. In Suriname, CI is working to promote biodiversity conservation through the rehabilitation of the existing protected area system, and the development of economically viable market alternatives such as non-timber forest products and ecotourism. CI is also providing training in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for use in regional planning, and promoting environmental education and public awareness programs….”
ETHNOLOGUE: SURINAME — i.e, “AKURIO (AKOERIO, AKURI, AKURIJO, AKURIYO, AKULIYO, WAMA, WAYARICURI, OYARICOULET, TRIOMETESEM, TRIOMETESEN) [AKO] 40 to 50 (1977 WT). Southeast jungle. Carib, Northern, East-West Guiana, Wama. Related to, but not inherently intelligible with, Trió. All but one group is living with the Trió, becoming bilingual in Trió. Contacted in 1969. Dialects or related languages: Urukuyana, Kumayena. Nearly extinct.”
Indigenous Art Products from Suriname (1): “Real Surinamese Indigenous cotton hammocks, cloth, jewelry, pottery, traditional musical instruments like the karawasi, maraka or sambura…Order your Indigenous full dress…”
FOREST PEOPLES PROGRAMME Information Update, 2 May 1997, Indigenous Community in Suriname Demands that Mining Companies Leave its Territory: The Indigenous community of Kwamalasemutu in Suriname has demanded for the second time this year that mining companies leave its land and that its rights to own and control those lands be recognized and respected. Kwamalasemutu is a Trio community of approximately 1500 persons located in the far South of the Suriname rainforest near the border with Brazil. The latest cause for complaint involves the granting of a gold and diamond concession to Surinamese company, Margo Mining. The community was not consulted or informed about the decision to grant the concession.
PAWANA (Suriname): “Pawana wenst iedereen een vrolijk kerst en een gelukkig nieuw jaar…. Op deze site kunt u informatie bekijken en beluisteren over PAWANA dé band voor traditionele Indiaanse en kawina muziek in Nederland”—agenda, music, photos, biography, contact information.
“Suriname Coup Plan Report Denied”, Associated Press, Paramaribo, Suriname, 11/05/2000: Summary- ” The ex-military dictator who seized power twice in Suriname is denying reports that he is planning a coup and has an army of Amerindians training in the interior of the South American country.” (no longer available)
Yumtzilob—website over de Amerika’s: a Dutch site [in English] featuring articles, books, poetry, book reviews, archaeological reviews on North, Central, and South American indigenous populations.
Subject–Kappler, Caribs, Arawaks in 1836, from Suriname.Nu: “Kappler gives us a detailed description of the Caribs and the Arawak Indians in Suriname in 1836”. From: Zes Jaren in Suriname (1836-1842), A. Kappler,Walburg Pers, Zutphen, 1983 Introduction Ir. F.C. Bubberman, ISBN: 906011.239.3 — no longer available online or in an archive
Subject– The Amerindians, from Suriname.Nu: “An estimated 10000 Amerindians live in their small communities in Suriname. Only a few have had elementary education and reached the middle class of society. Typical occupations have been civil servant, policeman, teacher, nurse, supervisor etc. They are not engaged in trade.”. From: Suriname, Land of Seven Peoples, Prof. Dr. F.E.M. Mitrasing, H. vd Boomen, Paramaribo, 1979 — no longer available online or in an archive
Subject– Musical Instruments, The Amerindians, from Suriname.Nu: “P.J. Benoit describes how Amerindians use flutes at their ‘wild’ dance parties. These flutes are made of reeds in which they have made holes. They blow on their flutes to produce sound. Once in a while the music is accompanied by the sound of a tambourine and a sharp sound of a kind of trumpet. This trumpet is four to five feet long. At the end of the trumpet is an ox horn attached. According to Benoit, the sound of the musical instruments, the shouting and yelling blends well with the kind of dance that is performed by them”. From:  Reis Door Suriname, P.J. Benoit with Chris Schriks and Dr. S.W. De Groot, De Walburg Pers, Zutphen, 1980. ISBN: 906011.306.3 Reprinted at SURALCO request.  Avonturen aan de Wilde Kust, Albert Helman, VACO, Paramaribo, 1982. ISBN 9991400087 — no longer available online or in an archive
Subject– Archeology, The Amerindians, from Suriname.Nu: “It was not until 3000 BC before the first indians appeared on the coast of the Guyanas. Those indians who arrived between 3000-2000 BC are often called Meso-Indians. Those after 2000 BC are given the name of Neo-Indians. However it is difficult to establish an exact determination of which term to use. The more recent tribes are first the Arawak tribes as they arrived 3000 years ago. A second tribe were the Carai…”. From: Avonturen aan de Wilde Kust, Albert Helman, VACO, Paramaribo, 1982. ISBN 9991400087. This book has numerous photographs of Amerindian artifacts, bowl/pottery fragments — no longer available online or in an archive
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