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Autoridades tradicionales e instituciones consuetudinarias

 

Customary governments named stools in the south and skins in the northern region administer most of the land. Supreme chiefs and councils of elders hold the offices of the stool and skin land and have the role of custodian over land in each jurisdiction. They hold the land in trust of the community, which is the owner of that land (12).

The land priest, called Tindana, Tigatu or Totem, holds control over land ownership in most rural communities. The land priest is traditionally the community’s spiritual leader. He has the mandate to distribute land to members of the group, mediate land disputes and act as a link between the community and the spirits of their ancestors, who are believed to dwell in ancestral groves controlled by them (23).

Fuentes: los números entre paréntesis (*) se refieren a las fuentes que están en la sección de Bibliografía