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My brother Miguel, I love learning about the spirits and ceremonies.  The artwork at the top of the page touches my soul!

Added by Michelle Lopez Wellansky on January 9, 2021 at 9:46pm — 1 Comment

Foreign Animals Were Brought Here On Canoes

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The guinea pig is native to the South American mainland continent not the Caribbean

There has always been a certain amount of debate in the Taino Resurgence Movement on the subject of what kinds of animals our Taino ancestors were familiar with. The typical and logical assumption entertained by most modern-day Tainos is that if a certain species of animal was not native to a specific island then the Tainos living on that…

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Added by Miguel Sague Jr on December 19, 2020 at 2:30am — No Comments

The Story of Taino Chant to Mother Earth TAINO TI OAKIA ATA

My Relatives, many of you recognize this song as the great chant to Atabey our sacred mother of the earth and the waters which we in the Taino Resurgence movement have been singing since 1982 when I composed it under inspiration of our Taino ancestors. This particular video shows me leading the singing of the song as part of a historic 1992…

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Added by Miguel Sague Jr on November 15, 2020 at 1:30am — No Comments

Sague-Rodriguez Taino DAY OF THE ANCESTORS ceremony

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on November 10, 2020 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Sague-Rodriguez Taino DAY OF THE ANCESTORS ceremony

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on November 10, 2020 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Taino Day of the Ancestors: the video

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on November 3, 2020 at 8:28am — No Comments

Higuera Gourd in Taino spirituality

Higuera para tomar agua | Bowl, Serving bowls, Tableware

This study by researcher Ryan Martin explores the meaning ascribed to higuera gourds by ancient Taino.

Please click on this LINK to download the PDF…

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Added by Miguel Sague Jr on October 16, 2020 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Caney Circle Crossing Over Ceremony

CROSSING OVER CEREMONY

The ancient Taino people perceived the transition of a human soul from the realm of the living to the realm of the dead as a journey to a symbolic land called CoayBay. This place was imaged as being the very womb of the Earth Mother AtaBey, the Cosmic Matriarch, from which all life had emerged and to which all life returned, and it was associated with a number of symbolic objects that represented that womb. Among these objects were specially designed clay…

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Added by Miguel Sague Jr on October 15, 2020 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Our Video Is Cited In Scholarly Research Project

Our Video Is Cited In 2018 Scholarly Research Project article by University Of Miami researcher Jorge Luis Morejón

Please click this LINK to access a pdf file of the full article

Here is a quote from Morejon's article 

"As seen in the video El Cordon (2014), produced by Green Parrot

Productions and Miguel Sague, behíque of the…

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Added by Miguel Sague Jr on September 18, 2020 at 9:00am — No Comments

Lokono culture spirituality and tradition

Lokono culture spirituality and tradition …

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Added by Miguel Sague Jr on August 30, 2020 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Estudio con respecto a reptiles sagrados Robison Rosado

Estudio con respecto a reptiles sagrados Robison Rosado. Para leer el documento haga clic en este enlace

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on March 23, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Land, Labour, Power, and Colonial Mythology in Trinidad



Focusing on the history of the Arima Mission in the Island of Trinidad, ostensibly a mission for Indigenous people, the documentary below features what was learned from the baptismal registers of the Mission of Santa Rosa de Arima—in conjunction with historical texts, government documents, and official memoranda and reports of the time. What we encounter are four main “myths,” or working fictions: 1) the myth that the Mission was for Indians alone; 2) the myth of…
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Added by Maximilian Forte on February 14, 2020 at 9:50pm — 1 Comment

TAINO BEADED RELIC FROM THE ERA OF EUROPEAN CONTACT

The Pigorini Cemi is an extraordinary piece of Taino artistry that combines elements of native Taino, European and African culture in one intricately crafted object.

It is put together from Taino hand-woven cotton fabric (sarobey), native seashell beads, native seeds, as well as European glass beads, European wood and European…

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Added by Miguel Sague Jr on December 11, 2019 at 7:54pm — 1 Comment

Pearls, Grenada: Histories of Resistance by an Old Runway

A view out toward the sea, from the beach at the end…
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Added by Maximilian Forte on October 13, 2019 at 10:22pm — No Comments

Colonial Myth-Making and the Mission of Santa Rosa de Arima, Trinidad

Was the Arima Mission an “Indian Mission”? For what purposes, and in whose interests, was the Arima Mission established? How many Indigenous people lived in the Arima Mission, and in Trinidad as a whole? Who counted them? How were they counted, and why? Why did…
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Added by Maximilian Forte on October 13, 2019 at 6:02pm — No Comments

New Book: ARIMA BORN

Arima Born: Revealing the History of Arima and its Mission through the Catholic Church’s Baptismal Registers, 1820–1916



ARIMA BORN The Catholic Mission of Santa Rosa is something that helped to make Arima a distinctive town in Trinidad, accounting for nearly half of the Amerindian population of the colony in the 1800s. The baptismal registers of the Catholic Church in Arima, including…
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Added by Maximilian Forte on October 1, 2019 at 12:26am — No Comments

TAINO CHRONICLES (Taino Sacred Creation legends)

This series of videos is a presentation of the Taino sacred creation narrative.…

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Added by Miguel Sague Jr on August 25, 2019 at 3:06pm — No Comments

A Prayer To The Taino Divinities And The Departed Ancestors

A PRAYER TO THE TAINO DIVINITIES AND THE DEPARTED ANCESTORS

written in the Taino language using Taino script…

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Added by Miguel Sague Jr on August 18, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Caney Circle Medicine Wheel

To download a PDF version of this please click on this LINK

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on July 30, 2019 at 12:18pm — No Comments

THE FOUR DIRECTIONS by Jorge Estevez

The Four Sacred Directions

Jorge Estevez

These excerpts are derived from the contributions by Jorge Estevez to the online post…

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Added by Miguel Sague Jr on July 18, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

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Dog trade in the ancient Caribbean

Created by Miguel Sague Jr Dec 27, 2020 at 6:11pm. Last updated by Miguel Sague Jr Dec 27, 2020.

Cotton Weaving on Taino Belt

Created by Miguel Sague Jr Dec 3, 2020 at 2:36pm. Last updated by Miguel Sague Jr Dec 3, 2020.

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