This was done in 2002 -- again what would archeologists love to find and display even though they would have very little idea of the true meanings of the symbols. It was originally a goache drawing done from my imagination and manipulated in photoshop. I had also thought that the "cage" could be made into a ceremonial headpiece.
Added by Rixturey on August 16, 2008 at 11:00am —
Added by Rixturey on August 15, 2008 at 8:16pm —
Added by Glenn Welker on August 13, 2008 at 6:21pm —
Hello again everyone. I did absolutely nothing to try to fix whatever problem was causing chat not to work, all I did was to merely go into the chat room to check again, and for some reason it is now working. I wish I knew what the problem was before, and what I might have needed to do to fix this...but this self-healing chat room seems to have cut things short for me. Anyway, good news, you can now use it.
Added by Maximilian Forte on August 1, 2008 at 4:08pm —
I feel like a child, not knowing how it is that a service that I created, and basically own and run, won't even let me in. In fact, it seems it won't let anyone in -- it must be very selfish software that is happy to be left alone just talking to itself. I will try to figure out what is wrong, wish me luck, but I am sorry to have let down people who wanted to use it. I might have to rebuild it completely. I will post another message as soon as it seems to be working again.
Added by Maximilian Forte on July 31, 2008 at 11:38am —
Hello again everyone, just some network news: given how absent I have been, and how great Joshua has been at meeting and greeting, I asked him to take on the job of co-administrating, which I am glad he accepted. So, if you have any troubles, there are now two people you can contact: Joshua
and myself. Now this might also mean that Joshua can expel me, so I will have to be on my best behaviour for a change.
Added by Maximilian Forte on July 31, 2008 at 12:15am —
I have been absent for a while, and I missed welcoming many new members. I also noticed that many of the new members really have become experts at using the site, and have actively produced their own personal blog posts. To make sure that others know of your posts, as it gets busier in here, drop me a note, and I will make sure to feature your blog on the front page.
Added by Maximilian Forte on July 31, 2008 at 12:03am —
COMUNICADO DE PRENSA 26 de Julio 2008
4ta Jornada Indígena-Taína 2008 en Bo. Coabey, Jayuya, Puerto Rico
(English Language version below)
El sábado y domingo, 16 y 17 de Agosto 2008, se llevará a cabo la 4ta Jornada Indígena-Taína 2008 en Jayuya en las facilidades de CEDETRA en el Bo. Coabey, Carr. 144 - Km. 9.3, Jayuya, Puerto Rico. Este evento anual celebrado en Honor al Indio Puertorriqueño es auspiciado por El… Continue
Added by Miguel Sague Jr on July 28, 2008 at 1:30am —
Tau My Relatives back in April 2008 the Bohio Ata Bey Taino Women's Council invited a number of community members to gather at a special community resource facility of the Smithsonian's NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN to spend some time and perform sacred ceremony with ancient Taino artefacts housed in that Washington D.C. area facility. Continue
I joined our sister Inaru and a number of other Tainos and Tainas, as well as some family…
Added by Miguel Sague Jr on July 22, 2008 at 6:00pm —
Tau My Relatives Members of the Peace and Dignity Journeys East Coast contingent arrived in Western Pennsylvania on June 18 2008. They converged with members of the Longest walk2 who were at the time on the verge of de-camping from the Raccoon Creek State Prk campsite. The runners stayed at the home of Caney Circle beike Miguel Sobaoko Koromo and
at the home of Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center member
residing in Pittsbrgh,… Continue
Added by Miguel Sague Jr on July 22, 2008 at 5:50pm —
Tau My relatives On Friday July 18 2008 Pittsburgh TV station WTAE channel 4 aired a
piece which included comments by Caney Circle beike Miguel Sobaoko
Koromo Sague concerning the significance of Pittsburgh's river
confluence in the prophecy of the Mayan Calendar Shift of Ages.
As some of you already know I have been studying the Mayan Calendar
since I was a teen-ager and in the year 2000 I was given a… Continue
Added by Miguel Sague Jr on July 22, 2008 at 5:30pm —
CONMEMORAMOS EL 3ro ANIVERSARIO RECLAMO SAGRADO Posted by: "caney@ prtc.net." caney@ prtc.net. la_voz_taino
Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:19 am (PDT)
ACOMPÁÑENOS JULIO 25, 2008
CONMEMORAMOS EL 3ro ANIVERSARIO RECLAMO SAGRADO
DIA DEL GRITO INDÍGENA TAÍNO DE CAGUANA
Este 25 de julio de 2008, nosotros, el Caney 5to Mundo, Conclave
Taíno Guatukan de la Cordillera Central, una vez mas nos reuniremos
en el Centro Ceremonial… Continue
Added by Miguel Sague Jr on July 22, 2008 at 5:00pm —
Tau My Relatives Back in December Grandfather Don Alejandro
Perez Oxlaj, the Quiche Maya leader of Guatemala's Council of Elders
visited Pittsburgh and councelled with myself and several others
here accompanied by Grandmother Flordemayo, a member of the highly
respected and world-recognized COUNCIL OF THIRTEEN INDIGENOUS
GRANDMOTHERS. We were aware of the fact that Grandmother Flordemayo
was preparing to visit the vatican… Continue
Added by Miguel Sague Jr on July 22, 2008 at 4:41pm —
Tau my relatives I am happy to announce that starting next Saturday July 26 2008 the
Caney Spiritual Circle will begin a regular live webcast schedule
which will air every second and fourth Saturday of each month from
6:00 P.M. to 8:00P.M. Eastern Standard Time.
Our live webcast station is called "TAINO SPIRITUALITY AND
RESURGENCE" and is on the air courtesy of "Camstream" free webcast
service. At first the webcast… Continue
Added by Miguel Sague Jr on July 22, 2008 at 4:34pm —
Bandit Queen Press is Proud to Present
The first edition of the zine
Bureau 39: The Ultimate Weapon
This is an Open Call for Complete and Utter Submission:
Bureau 39 wants your creation:
Writing (creative or otherwise); illustration, photography.
Send in your creative response by July 31st , subject line "Bureau 39" to… Continue
Added by Lesley-Ann Brown on June 23, 2008 at 3:41pm —
Dear friends, if you will allow me a personal announcement, this might be of some minimal interest to a few readers of this blog. Continue
By the end of this year I will have formally withdrawn from the Caribbean Amerindian Centrelink, which will either pass into new hands, some new hands, or none and remain archived online at a new location. The current location of the CAC is at…
Added by Maximilian Forte on June 5, 2008 at 12:50pm —
Given the debate surrounding the proposed ban of "mixed-blood" marriages among Dominica's Caribs, and the unexplained assertion that 1,000 "full blood Caribs" remain there, added to assertions made in the Taino Revival
book that contemporary Tainos are really black people trying to deny their blackness by choosing a Taino identity, there seems to be a whole bundle of very contentious ideas, and… Continue
Added by Maximilian Forte on June 1, 2008 at 4:19pm —
A number of ICN members have asked for regular chat sessions to be scheduled. Given the size of the network, which is not in the thousands, it is probably a good idea, since that way you can be more or less assured to find someone in the chat room. I have created a special chat room for this site, which is not open and publicly archived like the last one, but is just as easy to use, and with a greater range of features, including private chatting. To sign up or login, please… Continue
Added by Maximilian Forte on May 18, 2008 at 8:49am —
Quite by accident (I had never heard of Bankie Banx before today), I found this video titled "Big Chief." The story line that accompanies it reads:
In the lands, where the Arawaks roamed... A Visually stunning music video, recounting the story of the Arawak people who once inhabited the islands of the Caribbean. The 'Big Chief' story centers on a modern day island boy, who discovers an ancient scroll that reveals the true roots of his people.
I'm not sure if that is the… Continue
Added by Maximilian Forte on May 13, 2008 at 9:12pm —
From the Associated Press,
Fri May 9, 11:12 PM ET
(a very rare news item on the Caribs in the international press, and it's a pretty controversial one at that):
ROSEAU, Dominica - The leader of the last remaining pre-Columbian tribe in the eastern Caribbean says outlawing marriage to outsiders can save Dominica's dwindling indigenous population, but legislators are balking at deciding who can marry whom.
Chief Charles Williams has proposed a law… Continue
Added by Maximilian Forte on May 10, 2008 at 11:30am —