Miguel Sague Jr's Blog (354)

PROPA Areito in Orlando

Such a great honor to have collaborated with my Kasike Roberto Mukaro Borrero, yesterday April 6  in the celebration of an areito in Orlando Florida. The event was a joint project of PROPA (PUERTO RICAN ORGANIZATION FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS) and UCTP, (the UNITED CONFEDERATION OF TAINO PEOPLE). Kasike Mukaro delivered an informative…


Added by Miguel Sague Jr on April 7, 2024 at 11:30am — No Comments



n his narration RELACION ACERCA DE LAS ANTIGUEDADES DE LOS INDIOS, the Spanish monk Ramon Pane related that the…


Added by Miguel Sague Jr on April 1, 2024 at 1:20am — No Comments

Solsticio Diciembre ... December Solstice Miami 2023

De nuevo tuve el honor de oficiar la ceremonia del Solsticio de Diciembre en la ciudad de Miami, Florida como en años pasados.

I again had the honor of conducting the December Solstice ceremony in Miami Florida as in years past…


Added by Miguel Sague Jr on December 24, 2023 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

Ancestros Envueltos

Desde hace años, algunas personas han creído que las imágenes de figuras humanas envueltas como bultos como las que se muestran en estas fotos representan a niños envueltos en pañales. Muchos taínos actuales todavía llaman a estas imágenes "guaili" usando la palabra taína para "niño". Sin embargo, el antropólogo…


Added by Miguel Sague Jr on October 26, 2023 at 12:00pm — No Comments


Los dias 11 y 12 de Agosto 

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on August 21, 2023 at 12:04am — No Comments

Celebracion taina en Buffalo------Taino celebration in Buffalo 7-15-2023

El dia 15 de Julio 2023 la organizacion boricua de Buffalo,New York llamada CENTRO PURTORRIQUE~O EL BATEY celebro su segundo encuentro taino anual en el parque PROSPECT PARK de esa ciudad. La organizadora principal de EL BATEY Beatriz Flores,  le extendio una invitacion muy cordial a nuestro Circulo Caney para participar en esta…


Added by Miguel Sague Jr on August 17, 2023 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Tradicion De Danza de Los Pueblos Arahuacos


En este blog quiero compartir con ustedes la investigación que he llevado a cabo sobre la antigua tradición de la danza que parece ser un elemento fundamental de la cultura arahuaca. Es una tradición que se hace evidente en un gran número de grupos arahuacos que habitan áreas de América del Sur continental, como Guyana y Surinam, así como en la reserva Kalinago en la isla caribeña de Dominica y entre los residentes mestizos de regiones rurales remotas…


Added by Miguel Sague Jr on July 30, 2023 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Taino Summer Solstice Ceremony At Taino Woods 2023

It was an honor for me to be given the opportunity to lead a Summer Solstice Ceremony in the tradition of the Caney indigenous Spiritual Circle at the Taino Woods nature sanctuary in upstate New York on the weekend of June 24 and 25 2023.…


Added by Miguel Sague Jr on June 26, 2023 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Beaded cotton belt

Beaded cotton cloth belt


Added by Miguel Sague Jr on June 14, 2023 at 7:26pm — No Comments

Time Of Rains

Takahi my relatives, as we approach the sacred point in the tropical year cycle when the rains ultimately intensify in the Caribbean. I would like to offer three presentations that explore various aspects of this weather phenomenon and its spiritual significance in Taino culture. 

 First I want to present the concepts surrounding Taino beliefs about rainy weather and dry weather. This duality plays a…


Added by Miguel Sague Jr on May 11, 2023 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Visit to Artist Robert Griffing's studio

This afternoon at 12:30 pm my friend Susan Goughler, a member of HARRISON HILLS PARK'S Council Of Friends stopped at my house and picked me up in her car. We headed north to the community of Gibsonia, PA. a Pittsburgh suburb with which I am well acquainted, it having briefly been the temporary home of my parents…


Added by Miguel Sague Jr on April 3, 2023 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

A Case of Two stories

Here in Southwestern Pennsylvania there is a controversy. It is not clear to rational people why this controversy exists.

The controversy is about a children's book that I believe has been banned in other states but not here in southwestern Pennsylvania.

I will offer the essence of the controversy by presenting two videos. You may make up your own mind about the legitimacy…


Added by Miguel Sague Jr on March 31, 2023 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

New exhibit in Natrona Heights

I have been spending time at the Harrison Hills Park in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania, on the banks of our Allegheny River here in the region northeast of Pittsburgh.…


Added by Miguel Sague Jr on March 28, 2023 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Equinoccio en Pittsburgh 2023----------Equinox in Pittsburgh 2023

Nos reunimos el día Domingo 26 de Marzo en el centro Indigena de la ciudad de Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania para celebrar la ceremonia del Equinoccio…


Added by Miguel Sague Jr on March 26, 2023 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Celebramos el Equinoccio en New York --------We celebrated Equinox in New York

El Sabado 18 de Marzo tuve el honor de participar en la celebracion de la ceremonia de Equinoccio de Primavera del 2023 en New York con la communidad de Yukayeke Guainia y la Confederacion Unida del Puebio Taino lideriada por mi hermano espiritual Kasike Roberto Mukaro Borrero

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Added by Miguel Sague Jr on March 20, 2023 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Taino Sprituality; A Cuban Perspective


Research paper published by Ivan Rodriguez of the University of Holgin, Cuba. Feb 2016 in the  JOURNAL OF RELIGIOUS HISTORY under the name  ANTILLEAN ISLANDER SPACE: On The Religious Beliefs Of The Taino People.  This content is available in PDF format by accessing this …


Added by Miguel Sague Jr on February 5, 2023 at 4:02pm — No Comments

New Research On Taino Sacred Caves

This LINK provides access to a special paper by researchers Reinaldo Morales Jr and Melisa A. Quesemberry in which they present evidence that demonstrates the importance of caves in Taino ancient spiritual tradition and the connection between caves and the concept of a cosmic maternal creation womb.…


Added by Miguel Sague Jr on January 14, 2023 at 2:49pm — 3 Comments

Die Geschichte von Taino Gesang an Mutter Erde TAINO TI OAKIA ATA

Meine Verwandten, viele von Ihnen erkennen dieses Lied als den großartigen Gesang an 

Atabey, unsere…

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on January 6, 2023 at 5:00am — No Comments

Digging Sticks And Stone Hoops

Archaeologists excavating ancient Indigenous sites in the  Caribbean region have long wondered what was the meaning and purpose of the enigmatic "stone collars" that have been discovered at several places in the region. These are highly polished sculpted stone objects shaped like oval hoops.

The use of digging sticks for the cultivation of the…


Added by Miguel Sague Jr on December 30, 2022 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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