I am a mixed West Indian American. My surname hails from the islands of Nevis & St. Kitts in the caribbean, but I was born on St. Thomas, Virgin Islands of the United States - (Formerly the Danish West Indies). I have my own business and is currently trying to progress as a young professional in the Caribbean. I am trying to obtain my master's in entertainment business. I have always been interested in learning more about the indians of the Caribbean and atlantic region. I was told from family historians that my mothers side of the family has native ciboney, arawak, taino, carib, mayan, seminole indian, african, and european and my fathers side of the family has african, asian, european, and also native indian ancestry. So, one can see why I have such general interests. I am trying to connect and will be planning to do an extensive research within the next 5 years during my spear time. I hope that with collaboration on this site, we will all get some well creditable information on Native Indian History respectfully and can share in presenting the truth that there are still living ancestry of these tribes mixed or not. We are all one family unda de sun and people of the sacred blue waters. (Aburakeiru will lead the pack!)
CO-CEO & CFO, but always an ever-learning and progressive student
11/04 - 01/07 Florida Metropolitan University Pompano Beach, FL
• Bachelor of Science in International Business
• (Special Note: Also attended DeVry University, was majoring in (CIS) – computer information systems at the Addison, IL campus; the University of the Virgin Islands on St. Thomas, VI; and American Intercontinental University in Weston, FL)
• Currently pursuing an MBA in entertainment business and has TEFL & TESOL Certifications.
Mr. Abdul R. Liburd
CO-CEO & CFO
Sun Sizzling Services
P.O. Box 304869
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00803
DNA Testing & Verification of Caribbean, African, Asian, North America, European, and South American Indian Tribes. Basically, World History is my thing, but would like to specialize my research interests in promoting Caribbean History. Got a lot of work to get information and artifacts from Denmark, Spain, France, England, and all those involved with our respective countries.
None at this time. I will be planning to do maybe a few in the near future respectively.
I would like to know if there are native communities in your island.
What are their name ? Their location ?
I'm writing a book about the amerindian's heritage in the Caribbean culture.
As a french anthropologist, I have already plenty informations about the french west indies.
So, your help will be appreciate and credited.
Thank you for sharing.
Hello and a warm welcome Abdul. I am the site administrator for this network and it would be my pleasure to answer any questions you might have about using this site. In the meantime, enjoy, and I hope you find your experience here rewarding.
Thank you for your posting. In answer to your first question, yes, there are sacred ceremonial centers where we still practice our traditions. As to learning about the culture, the best way to learn about our culture is to come to Borikén and visit with the Elders. Regarding a Blessing Ceremony, one should definitely be performed when there has been a desecration such as the one you described. We performed such a ceremony in Bo. Jacanas in Tibes, Ponce, because of the digging and desecration that occurred at that sacred site. We also did ceremony in Bo. Coabey, Jayuya, when we re-buried the remains of an ancestor for the first time in over 500 years. But again, these are things that take time to learn and are best learned in person. If you happen to come to Borikén, let us know and maybe we can help you meet with some of the Elders.
Until next time, may YaYa Bless you and your loved ones, now and always.
Omá Baharí (With Respect),
Tio Bo Guatukan (Ancestral Blessings),
Love, Hugs, Peace & Taíno-tí (We Honor the Good/Light in You),