[www.inewsguyana.com] – Moraikobai’s Analisa Andrews, was on Saturday (September 28) crowned Miss Amerindian Heritage 2013, defeating nine other contestants at the Amerindian Heritage Pageant held at the National Cultural Centre (NCC).
Letitia Daniels, Region 3, Gleary Williams, Region 7, Shevon Hyderkhan , Region 6 and Vickiola Aaron, Region 8 copped first, second, third and fourth runner-up respectively.
This event brought the curtains down on activities to observe the month-long Amerindian Heritage celebrations in September which were held under the theme “Honouring our Culture, Advancing our future”.
The 10 young Amerindian beauties, one each from the Administrative regions, competed for the crown in the presence of Minister of Amerindian Affairs, Pauline Sukhai, Minister in the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development, Norman Whittaker, and Permanent Secretary, Collin Croal.
The pageant conveyed a mixture of diverse cultures of Amerindians’ way of life. The delegates highlighted the development, rich, unique and diverse cultural heritage of Guyana’s first people.
The confident 21-year old Analisa Andrews amused the judges with her spectacular cultural piece as an advocate for Amerindian culture and traditions.
She believes that young people have an integral role in the development of their communities; hence, youth leadership in Amerindian communities was her platform.