To me, there's nothing like being a writer on the hot trail of research into prehistory. Finding the scant hints of a bygone culture of people excites this soul. This writer is far removed in the gene pool from this culture
yet he feels a connectedness with them from the past. This author's attempt through knowledge to connect to the ancient ones is to honor them by remembrance of them in his humble writings.
Personal interests for research include but not limited to… Continue
Added by Ray Osborne on August 20, 2008 at 1:30pm —
Published on Friday, August 15, 2008
Reprinted from Caribbean Net News
By Paul Lewis
The historic Kalinago people of St Vincent are on the ‘brink of extinction,’ said Chief Charles Williams, leader of the Carib Community in Dominica, after he wrapped up a three day visit to St Vincent and the Grenadines on August 6. Williams was warmly welcomed by residents of Sandy Bay as he sought to re-establish the links between the Caribs of… Continue
Added by Maximilian Forte on August 20, 2008 at 1:22am —
The people of the forest -- Thank you to my relatives and a dear friend for letting me use their images.
Added by Rixturey on August 19, 2008 at 12:21pm —
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 —