I have been a member of this site for maybe a week and I have enjoyed re-encountering old friends and making new ones, sharing opinions and challenging each other. In the last few threads and posts I have participated there seems to be a lot of different opinions on matters of Taino or native identity: wannabes, titles, group organization, reenactments, religion, language and so on...
This is not quite a discussion as much as it is an unearthing of opinions, there are no wrong answers here. I am just curious since we all come from different places and have different values.
If I may ask:
What is your ideal of a Taino today?
How do you see us organized, governed and living our daily lives?
What are our home lives like? Our work lives? Our religion and language?
What is our social life like? Our education of selves and others? Powwows? How would we participate in the Native world as a whole?
What are our religious activities? How do we participate (open or closed ceremony, on sacred grounds or in someone's yard, etc)?
What does our regalia look like?
How is our language to be revived?
Please, forgive the broad scope of my questions. feel free to choose what you wish to answer or not...