Indigenous Caribbean Network

April 2008 Blog Posts (6)

The Global Food Crisis, the Caribbean, and Cassava

I will be writing about this in greater depth soon in The CAC Review, concerning the skyrocketing of food prices worldwide, food riots, and the deepening of hunger in places such as Haiti. In Trinidad's case, there have been serious price rises on a range of basic foodstuffs, without the increased ability of large parts of the population to afford the increases. In addition, issues of food security have been revived, as they must be, once again.… Continue

Added by Maximilian Forte on April 26, 2008 at 9:16pm — 6 Comments

How to Add Photos to ICN

You can upload photos simply by clicking on the PHOTOS tab in the menu above. The system "remembers" that you are the one that added those photos and organizes your photos into a slideshow if you choose. That slideshow--with the photos you choose--will appear on your own page. You can also share that slideshow on your page on any other site on the Web where you can paste in the code for the player.

You will see almost everyone's photos streamed in a slideshow on the front… Continue

Added by Maximilian Forte on April 26, 2008 at 10:43am — No Comments

The Mothers of Memory--Chapter 3

Years before the stumbling upon the so-called New World the Portuguese had already penetrated the Western coast of Africa to bring home gold dust, strange fruits and African slaves. They beat back the bush like a lion tamer with a whip and leave but nothingness in their wake. They conduct business with others who can not fathom the destiny of this trade. In this continent that is called Africa, humanity’s vanity falls to its knees in the presence of alien creations and lives are exchanged… Continue

Added by Lesley-Ann Brown on April 6, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

What does it mean to be Indigenous today in the Caribbean? New Forum Discussion

A new forum discussion has been started on what the meanings of "indigenous" are in the Caribbean. Here is the description of the intent of the discussion:

Indigenous can be read in many different ways. Some link the idea of indigenous to notions of race, to being "Amerindian", to ideas of ancient ancestry that predates that of all other groups resident in a given territory. Others see indigenous as being local, as belonging here, as being native in a broad… Continue

Added by Maximilian Forte on April 4, 2008 at 9:11am — 2 Comments


Feel free to meet and join in the new CHAT ROOM for the Indigenous Caribbean Network. Click on the "Pages" tab above, and then select the chat page, or you can click directly here:

This particular chat room, and the page that went with it, has been disabled since a new room was added to the front page… Continue

Added by Maximilian Forte on April 3, 2008 at 11:00pm — No Comments

You can CREATE PAGES on this network

Now you can also CREATE PAGES on this network. Note the new "Pages" tab in the menu bar. Clicking on that takes you to where you can see pages created by other members, and you can create your own. It is possibly the simplest and easiest page creator I have seen so far.

Added by Maximilian Forte on April 1, 2008 at 3:12pm — No Comments

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