"Rosario....where is your family from? Mine is Rosario Rivera and my family and ancestry is from Toro Negro outside in the mountains from Ciales....somos Jibaros Tainos....mucho gusto a conocerte. Tainoti!"
I am Jibaro Boricua Taino. Born and raised in Waukegan, IL. My family and ancestry is from Toro Negro in the Orocovis/Morovis and Ciales located in Boriken. I am a teacher,a bodyworker,dancer,singer,and I enjoy meeting new people on this Red Road of life. For the moment I reside in San Geronimo, CA returning from BC Canada where I lived since 2000.
I have a BS/Bachelor's of Science, in Elementary Education from Western Illinois University, I am a CMT/Certified Massage Bodyworker/Craniosacral/Sports Massage, and Reiki Master in the "untraditional" field of education.
I can be contacted at Taino1954@live.ca
For over 30 yrs of my life I have been searching for information regarding our people, our songs, rituals, healings, and ceremony.I have been active in the Lakota/Dakota Wico'hoki'/Way of life since they brought me off the "black road" in 1984 and for that, I am grateful. Had it not been for the Lakota/Dakota people I would not have ever found the Red Road and my People. Many thanks, Bomotum to brother Roberto "Mucaro" Borrerro for assisting me connecting me with my People and Nacion....Han han katu! Tainoti...
in our community some of our people prepare for "All Souls Day" Nov.1st
Some households make a dinner and is shared with other people who drop by
to eat. A sp[rit plate is offered to your loved ones who passed on.
This was done in the passed and almost disappeared and came back again.
The family will prepare traditional dishes. Have you experienced this while your stay in Ontario ?
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My mother was born in Caguas and my father in Comerio, raised in Aguas Buenas. I was born in NY, but have traveled quite a bit. Spent some time in Cali in 2002 with friends. I have also been to the Rosebud reservation in South Dakota. Right now I live in Maryland.