1. JURIDICAL POLICY
1.1 Constitutional recognition of the Plurinational and Pluricultural
character of the Ecuadorian State.
1.2 Ratification of Agreement 169 of the OIT, concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples.
1.3 Reform of the Municipal Regulations Law, referring to the Non-Payment of Rural Property Taxes.
1.4 Participation in the 1% of the cost-per-barrel of oil exploited in the territories of the indigenous peoples.
1.5 Amnesty for prisoners and penal defendants who have been sentenced as a result of the fight for land or in defense of land.
1.6 Revision of the signed agreements between Religious Missions and the Government that refer to indigenous peoples.
1.7 The Government, the National Congress and the Supreme Court of Justice, must express their lack of accord with the commemorations of the quincentennary, and ask an indemnity for damages of the Spanish government and the European Economic Community, which should be used for the benefit of the indigenous people and popular sector.
2. ECONOMY AND PRODUCTION
2.1 Creation of a fund in the amount of ten billion sucres annually
for the solution of land conflicts.
2.2 Delimitation and legalization of the ancestral territories of the indigenous peoples within parks and natural reserves throughout the country.
2.3 Creation of a Special Indigenous Fund for Integrated Development Programs.
2.4 Freezing of the prices of necessary industrial products as well as of machinery and fertilizers.
3. EDUCATION AND CULTURE
3.1 Continuation of the Bilingual and Intercultural Education Program,
properly financed and with respect to the administrative,
technical and financial autonomy of the National Directorate of
Bilingual and Intercultural Education.
3.2 Respect for and continuation of the Agreement signed by CONAIE and the Ministry of Education, as well as for other cultural programs, infrastructural projects, etc.
3.3 Establishment of scholarships to support the training of indigenous students.
3.4 We declare that the Bilingual and Intercultural Education Program be directed towards all of Ecuadorian society. The government proposal should not be limited to learning the Quichua language alone, but should include the study of the different Peoples that constitute Ecuador.
C O N A I E
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