Throughout the process of creating this documentary you will be seeing new versions of trailers revealing mini stories of the eventual larger picture. As I travel and cross paths with - many of you again and many of you others for the first time - and whether it is in English, Spanish or Taino - or whether your stance about the Taino story is on the left, right or middle - the goal, the hope is to have many of your voices be… Continue
Added by Alex Zacarias on May 30, 2009 at 6:10pm —
The discussion regarding the Taino language inspired me to further research other indigenous peoples who may be like us; folks struggling with their own individual decolonization while trying to help heal that of their people, reviving the culture and those things that are important to it, making it all work together- past, present and future-in balance. A people that may be similar to my own, in the ways I feel are important. My priorities lie in relationships; how we relate to ourselves, how… Continue
Added by Anita Pagan on May 29, 2009 at 10:43pm —
Here are some images of the making of the documentary trailer in New York. First I want to thank you all that supported and welcomed us to your wonderful city. My first impression is that the Taino story is beyond the facts and truths (which is very important) but it is the unrelenting passion for self identity. Each person - each group - are similiar and different in many ways and together makes for a powerful story.
One week… Continue
Added by Alex Zacarias on May 25, 2009 at 1:17pm —
The Discovery of Mankind: Atlantic Encounters in the Age of Columbus
Yale University Press
A sense of the past: exploring sensory experience in the pre-modern world
On his arrival in the… Continue
Added by Peter N. Jones on May 22, 2009 at 5:11pm —
Adopted by General Assembly Resolution 61/295 on 13 September 2007
The General Assembly,
Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, and good faith in the fulfilment of the obligations assumed by States in accordance with the Charter,
Affirming that indigenous peoples are equal to all other peoples, while recognizing the right of all peoples to be different, to consider themselves different, and to be respected as… Continue
Added by Anita Pagan on May 21, 2009 at 10:48am —
It is essential to know our roots and where we come from. It is an important part of who we are as people.
It strengthens our being and enriches our life. Our identity completes us like the sacred hoop...or the medicine wheel...it connects us to the webb of life...
My life is sacred like my ancestors of the days of ole. I have their spirit of their life running through
my very vains. They live in me....and give me life.
I was born with many gifts passed on to me by my… Continue
Added by Darla Day Clancey on May 18, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Today...I offer my sacred tobacco...to my "MOTHER EARTH" and thank her for
all the blessings in my day...
She is my first "Mother" and sacred to me..
Ahhh...Meeg-wetch (Thank You) Mother for all the good things
that sustains me and brings me new life this day....
Let my heart beat close to your heart.
Thank you (meeg-wetch) for all life and all my brothers and sisters from
the four sacred directions...bless us and our families.....
Rain Red Thunder..
Added by Darla Day Clancey on May 16, 2009 at 11:04am —
Entering the sprawling finely manicured campus acres is like entering Zen meditation. Still, I can’t help but feel out of place, a minority student, poor, and parent of eight children, attending classes in one of (if not the) richest (and whitest) communities in the state...
Added by adem medina cardona on May 14, 2009 at 10:05pm —
These questions have been running around my head for a couple of weeks now... I had to put them out there. Just thoughts to ponder....
Is the good that a person does reason enough to accept abuse and disrespect from them?
Does the fact that a person chooses to sacrifice and give so much of his/her time and effort to a people, compensate for that person becoming dictatorial or tyrannical?
Do great strides allow a government the freedom to trample upon rights they… Continue
Added by Anita Pagan on May 10, 2009 at 12:41pm —
We decide to help in our association Karisko, people in social difficulties.
This blog is a presentation of our actions.
Added by MOURIESSE on May 6, 2009 at 1:13pm —