I want to know more about how the Taino people can become federally recognized like every other Native American Tribe in the United States. I owe my search and this journey to my culture, my heritage and my ancestors.
My great grandmother was born in Puerto Rico and spoke of the Taino people as our ancestors and who we ARE, not were. Her name was Rafaella Colon. There's a great deal of speculation as to the surname "Colon" having links with "Colombus," so I may be Mestizo after all... My mother's father's surname is Colon as well.... If anyone here knows how and where I can go about having my DNA tested & enrolling in a local Taino Tribe, please contact me as soon as possible...
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Tom Duncan & Marta Tineo
I belong to "Taino Nation". If you'd like, 'll give you more info how you can join & you can also attend 1 of our meetings. WELCOME!
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