As of 16 June 2009, I am no longer the network administrator, a position one occupies when you found a network on NING. When one establishes a network, even those you invite to serve as co-administrators still have fewer "privileges" than the founder, who can remove them all at any time. For several months that has been the situation with ICN, as Nanu, Orocobia, and Carrie joined me in administering the site.
Given many competing duties and interests, and the fact that there was no need for a non-indigenous, non-Caribbean person to serve as over lord, I decided to withdraw. As a result, ownership of the network has now been transferred to three wonderful, energetic, friendly, professional and hard working Taino women, as mentioned above Nanu, Orocobia, and Carrie Medina -- combined into one entity, that lovely eye you see in the sidebar, with the name "Site Administration."
It is also important that this is one of the few sites controlled by Taino women.
I have now become a member like everyone else, and I may have more time to contribute more in the coming months. Within the next year (famous last words), I hope to finally complete editing four documentary films I have been working on since 1998, about the Caribs of Trinidad. I had originally intended them for distribution through academic distributors, but the prices are steep to buyers (typically $400 US for a 30 min. documentary), and the politics of sharing with the Carib Community can be intricate, delicate, and complex. Therefore, the documentaries will be available for free, online, through my Vimeo page. More, when they are finally done.
Very best wishes to the new administrators!