Its great to see our people being honored by you Yatekinex, we give praise to the ones that came before us and we honor their committment. We are no longer relics of the past but a living vibrant presence of naborias stating Daca Taino for Tainos today.and Tainos yet unborn.
I cannot express in words the importance of what you are… Continue
Added by Caracoli on January 19, 2009 at 2:55am —
Someone ask me why I can move on after all that happened. I think that's the only thing you can do is to give HOPE for you and your love ones, so forgiveness is a way to heal. It teaches you not to walk in hate but show love and kindness instead. I wish not to endure this to anyone of any race in my lifetime regardless of what happened to us. One of my elders once told me in order to move on, you must forgive, then you can free yourself from hate. Both my parents went to Residential School and… Continue
Added by Blueskywoman on January 16, 2009 at 5:30pm —
Mayan and Aztec infuences in the Tainos
This is an exerpt from the book written in 1984 called Influencias Mayas y Aztecas en los Tainos de las antillas mayores by Osvaldo Garcia Goyco. Mr Goyco was disuaded from further research by the academic elite at the time. I feel that Mr… Continue
Added by Caracoli on January 16, 2009 at 2:56pm —
Indian Ceremonial Part By: Nelsonafael Collazo autor of the book Tibet Centro Ceremonial Indigena Indigenous Ceremonial Center. Edicion Bilingue
"The Indian Ceremonial Center of Tibes ,located in the city of Ponce was discovered in 1975.The frist inhabitants of the area were Indians who came from South America. They must have settled here at about the beginning of the christian era,near the third century. Slowly ,the Tainos Indians… Continue
Added by Iris Antongiorgi Concepcion on January 16, 2009 at 2:30pm —
1. Each morning upon rising, and each evening before sleeping, give thanks for the life within you and for all life, for the good things the Creator has given you and for the opportunity to grow a little more each day. Consider your thoughts and actions of the past day and seek for the courage and strengthto be a better person. Seek for the things that will benefit others (everyone).
2. Respect. Respect means "To feel or show honor or esteem for someone or something; to consider the… Continue
Added by Blueskywoman on January 16, 2009 at 10:38am —
The little girl rolled forward on wobbly legs trying not to loose balance before
getting on the rink floor. Once she had her speed up, she knew that she
would be less likely to fall. He older brother raced past and the rush of air
nearly toppled her. Her brother had grace and coordination while she was the
"clumsy" one. "Little miss klutz," as she was playfully known as, had sprained
her ankle 8 times in the first grade. Now, in the 4th grade, she wasn't any
Added by adem medina cardona on January 13, 2009 at 12:00am —
Este yacimiento esta bien cuidado .Gracias al personal .Pero el museo no esta abierto .Alli hay muchas piezas que necesitan ser revisada . No se han ido al rio que queda cerca. Tengo la imprecion de que hay… Continue
Added by Iris Antongiorgi Concepcion on January 12, 2009 at 1:30pm —
Lots of opinions of identity have surfaced in different posts about identity, and why you identify yourself as such, often with heated debates and controversy. This is posted to bring up, not a case for controversy, nor adversity, but for healthy discussion. Let's listen and respect ALL opinions and posts. I'd love to hear from ALL!!!
Added by Al "Kutubanama" Velazquez on January 12, 2009 at 2:57am —
I've been away for a time and the time has been spent researching and making new discoveries.
New people have been added to my family tree and some old dead ends found their new life within the "new" connections that have been made.
The family connections weave in and out of one another and sometimes go round about the world only to return to thier home in the end.
Our ancestors were all restless people moving to and fro about their world making new discoveries… Continue
Added by Ayesart on January 10, 2009 at 10:43am —
Gathering for Mother Earth
Tau to All Taino People You are Invited- To All People
The Indigenous First Nations, Peoples, Communities and
Organizations of the World and all Humankind According to a Prophecy
of all Indigenous Peoples.
It is time to re-unify ourselves and rediscover for ourselves all
the Seeds of the Four Directions in order to reactivate cosmic
energy, heal historical wounds and heal our Mother Earth by
respecting life and the liberty… Continue
Added by Monika/Mamona on January 8, 2009 at 11:39am —
What is a modern taino? which characteristics will make somebody a taino(a)? Any help getting this point clear will be really appreciated.
Added by Bryan Burgos on January 4, 2009 at 6:44pm —
May this new year bring you all great blessings. ~c
Added by adem medina cardona on January 1, 2009 at 6:14pm —
I have been absent for quite some time, traveling between Puerto Rico and the USA. I have missed coming here and viewing all the art and other offerings. I am sorry I was unable to reply to all your messages when they came in. I will try to get caught up this week. Here is a photo of 8 of my children taken 30 December 2008. May the new year bring you great blessings, peace and…
Added by adem medina cardona on December 31, 2008 at 4:30am —
Tau My Relatives
The Caney Indigenous Spiritual Circle celebrated its annual Winter Solstice Ceremony in two separate locations this month. On Saturday Dec 20 we participated in the traditional Solstice rituals at the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. On the following Saturday, December 27 we celebrated the same Return To The Divine Womb… Continue
Added by Miguel Sague Jr on December 28, 2008 at 3:00pm —
PROTEST-Indigenous Peoples "2nd MAY REVOLT" at the UNPFII
Indigenous Peoples not allowed to speak at UNFCCC-10 Dec 2008
Added by Zeeska Lee on December 26, 2008 at 4:32pm —
The Ceremonial Taino petaloid hatchet and its relation to the Maya hatchet god Kawil
Miguel A Sague Machiran (published in Spanish and English)
EL HACHA CEREMONIAL TAINA TIPO… Continue
Added by Miguel Sague Jr on December 22, 2008 at 1:00am —
LOOKING OUT OF MY WINDOW
ON A COLD AND LONELY NIGHT,
I CAN SEE THE SHADOWS DANCING FROM BUILDING TO BUILDING AS THEY PASS BY THE LIGHTS.
I SIT ALONE AND THINKING OF YOU,
AND THE WONDERFUL DAYS WHEN WE COUNTED AS TWO.
YOUR ON MY MIND AND A GENTLE BREEZE CARESSES MY FACE,
AND THE SMELL OF YOUR PERFUME IS THERE IN ITS PLACE.
I CAN TELL IT WAS YOU, I KNEW IT WAS YOUR TOUCH,
MY HOW I MISS YOU, CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHY IT HURTS SO… Continue
Added by AGUILAR MARRERO on December 17, 2008 at 10:30pm —
WHEN I WENT TO PUERTO RICO WITH MY GODMOTHER "TANAMA" (DEBBIE TORRENS), SHE TOOK ME TO SEE A WOMAN BY THE NAME OF "NANIKI". SHE HAS A WONDERFUL PLACE WHERE WE LEARNED ABOUT THE HERBS AND ABOUT OUR TAINO ANCESTORS. EVERYWHERE WE WALKED YOU COULD FEEL THE PRESENCE OF MOTHER EARTH AND THOSE WHO WALKED THAT TIERRA BEFORE US, IT WAS VERY SPIRITUAL. THIS WONDERFUL WOMAN SHOWED ME MANY SECRETS OF THE LAND AND MADE ME LAUGH OFTEN. NANIKI IS ALWAYS FIGHTING FOR THE PEOPLE FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER. I… Continue
Added by AGUILAR MARRERO on December 17, 2008 at 9:30pm —
Don Manuel (left) and Grandfather Cyril (Right)
This year we have lost 2 of our great spiritual leaders, Grandfather Cyril Taylor, Carib, in July, and Don Ángel Manuel Galagarza, Boricua, this past Sunday, December 13. When we lose an elder, we lose an encyclopedia of knowledge as well as their wisdom and strength for our community.
I had the privilege of accompanying the two Grandfathers, Grandmother Naniki Reyes Ocasio and Don… Continue
Added by Rixturey on December 17, 2008 at 12:59am —
Tau My Relatives
Cuba has the honor of maintaining a curious spiritual tradition which
nowadays is mostly recognized only within the narrow confines of Afro-
Latin circles. Those of you who are acquainted with the tradition of
Yoruba REGLA DE OCHA (sometimes popularly known as "Santeria") know
of one of the most important icons of this tradition, a female spirit
called "Ochun". This spirit (or orisha) is… Continue
Added by Miguel Sague Jr on December 16, 2008 at 4:08am —