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Abigail Buckley – Storyteller

I am Abigail Buckley from Surama village, found in the North Rupununi. I am an accountant at our Community Tourism Office. Storytelling is something I have always wanted to do!

Grace Albert – Storyteller

I was born on the 15th February 1992 in a small mountainous village of Makushi tribe called Tiger Pond. I have spent most of my childhood and education away from my family, which was sometimes very challenging. On the bright side, thanks to my studies and professional experience I have learnt various skills such as using computers and cameras, gardening, being a radio announcer, speaking in public, etc. And the funniest part: I have learnt to eat vegetables, which my parents never fed me with before!

Kenneth Butler – Storyteller

I was born in Guyana with roots in two native Amerindian tribes: the Arawak and the Makushi. I consider myself as an open-minded person, very adventurous with a deep love for wildlife and nature. I also like making friends and learning new things and of course making people laugh!

Lakeram Haynes – Storyteller/Coordinator

Although I am 33, I feel 16. My childhood has taught me to love the environment dearly as it has nurtured me to be the person I am. I am from the Amerindian people of Guyana and I feel proud to be. Growing up, I really liked the stories told by my parents and the elders, and today I want to explore more and share with others. My vision for the future is to have our natural environment preserved/saved from the destruction it faces globally as it is the basis of our natural healthy existence.

GĂ©raud de Ville – Editor

I am a Belgian PhD researcher, currently at the Open University in the UK. I have travelled several times to Guyana and have fallen in love with this amazing country, in particular with its Amerindian culture. I am very excited to be able to learn more and participate in sharing Amerindian culture on the Internet, through stories that have been told by Amerindian elders across generations.