Without even the old rancho in which to meet, the Maleku Tribal council are struggling more than ever to meet and remain a united force. After the old ranch burnt down we hoped to have the new ranch built by June, but unfortunately we still lack the funds to do so. We continue to help the Tribal Council in every way we can but every day the need for a communal meeting place becomes more urgent.
The Tribal Council formed with our help to unite the tribes 3 villages and govern the tribe’s communal lands. The council is essential if the Maleku are to reclaim, and regenerate the ancestral land that was taken from them and destroyed by non-indigenous farmers. Without somewhere of their own to meet and plan this reclamation, they must rent a venue which costs them greatly.
We are continually working to secure the $1000 we need to get this much needed ranch built before the council fall apart. Please wish us luck.
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