1) Review of the legal and institutional framework applicable to Indigenous Peoples.
The legal and institutional framework applicable Amerindian Peoples in Guyana is governed by the Amerindian Act 2006. The Act provides "for recognition and protection of the collective rights of Amerindian Villages and Communities, the granting of land to Amerindian Villages and Communities and the promotion of good governance within Amerindian Villages and Communities". Among other things it lays out the Governance structure, composition, function and power of the Village Councils and mandate/duties of the Toshao as village representative. The Act further established the National Toshao Council (NTC). Additionally the Amerindian Act 2006 established the inalienability of village lands and the allocation and lease of lands to residents.