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Where can I learn our native Taino language
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Hi,I was wondering where I can learn our traditional Taino language, dances.  I have younger children and I would like for them to learn and appreciate our heritage.  Can someone please help…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jesenia Coca Dec 3, 2017.

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About Me:
Mother of 6 kids ages from 5-23, Taino descent and I would like my children to learn more of their language and how beautiful heritage, culture that comes with it. Enjoy meeting other nations enjoy assisting at POW WOW's
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Secretary & Student
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Associate Degree in Education, working on BA in education & social science & minor in Psychology.
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570-253-1251 (home)

jcoca@keystone.edu

743 Carley Brook Rd
Honesdale, PA 18431
Research Interests:
Meeting new people with the same interest

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At 3:19pm on March 21, 2019, Jose Manuel Adorno said…

So here’s the thing;

 

I’m a 66 year old Boricua who was born in “El Barrio” NYC. That’s 99th St. & 2nd Avenue for those who are not clear where “El Barrio” is.

 

At this late stage of my life, I’m really trying to connect with “like-minded” individuals who consider themselves “Expatriates.” I know the literal translation of expatriate is someone who was born in one country, but currently lives in another country. However, in researching the definition of “Expatriate,” I’ve found that it is really up to individual interpretation! So, that being said, I consider myself “Puertoriqueño” by virtue of the fact that my parents were both born in Puerto Rico, migrated to the US, and I was born in NYC. Not my fault, not my choice, but there’s are millions just like me, so it is what it is.

 

As a recent member of the Indigenous Caribbean Network, I’d like to connect and interact with other “Boricuas” in my geographic. I live in Southern NJ. I own a 1 1/2acre farm with a 100+ year old home. To provide some context; I grew up on the streets of El Barrio (1965-1975), was in the drug game (1975-1990), went to prison (1990-1994), saw the light, and worked in non-profit (1994-2006) trying to give back and reconcile my past with my present. I became semi-retired after working in Camden, NJ for 3 years.

 

So that’s the long and the short of my life. I want to connect with other Boricuas in my geographic.

 

HOW’S ABOUT A REACH OUT!!!

 

We can take it from there if you’re feeling adventurous!!!

 
 
 

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