Hey brother. I know you sent a invitation for some type of gathering at the native american mussuem. Not sure if is this weekend or the next. But anywas I cant find it at this site now. I maybe able to attened with a friend. If there is a link on this site with the info can you pasted it on my comment box. Thanx in advance my brother.
HAHOM! Yeah the video looks like that because the Tibes Ceremonial Park requires us to be like that in our presentation and no matter what we tell them they don't understand. But we are truly Taino and we practice the culture and traditions of making casabe, making pottery, planting, carving in wood, making hamacas, elaboration of musical instruments, and making fishing nets too!
I consider myself truly blessed to know the people I know and to have the people who truly know me!!! Anyone could come up with an opinion about the "Thanksgiving" Holiday now upon us because of our Indigenous roots, but I will say the following in this season regardless of what this Holiday historically means to so many Native people: I will cast aside all historical offense and all present day offense to say that I am truly blessed by the Creator of this Universe tohave experieced all I have in this life and grateful for EVERY PERSON I've encountered in my life that has shown me either a positive or negative experience in my life, because I've learned so much from them. I am also thankful for ALL the people that I've encountered in my life who have spoken either positively, or gossiped negatively about me behind my back, because they've shown m e who is truly on my side, and who's against me!!! I'm even thankful for those who have spoken against me beind my back, because they've shown me that I am at east 2 steps ahead of them and on the right track!!! On this holiday of "THANKSGIVING" I'm thankful for all that has happened to me because it has shown me what path to take and will show me the path I will take. I can truly say even in the face of adversity; "I AM TRULY BLESSED"
Our people are fulfilling the old prophesy that said that their ways would rise up again. 516 years later its happening. We all were being told that the Taino, and all the Indigenous people of the Caribbean were In my opinion I see that we are living in a democracy that says, Freedom of religion, freedom to be able to pursue whatever makes you happy. Our children have a right to pursue the old ways without conditions placed upo them.
Someday, I am hoping that all our people will come together again as a living tribal people with a real Cacique of the blood to unite them.
Right now there are just the organizations and they are seaparate from one another. Imagine what they would be able to do if they all came together.
The people called Micosiku of Florida came together. It took a long time but it happened. The descendants can do it too.
I am not into joining orgs. I know who I am and where I came from and where I am going and I have always been a solitary being. But yet I share with others.
I don't follow and I don't lead. I am.
Awhile back you made a comment on Taina's page that complained that there were soooo many casiques, ni taino, et al and so many people going back to the old ways. You put out feelers for a discussion on the former.
You still there with initiating one?
I have a little question to ask of you.
Were you really interesting in starting a discussion about the way people are attempting to "go back to the old ways?"
I am spiinig off that comment you left on Taina's page.
I have been ducking for four years now.
We might be of like mind here.
Blessings to you and all yours. Sorry to have taken so long to respond to
your request on the Taíno Songs, I have looked every where abd I don't have these I have asked some of our family in Boriken if they come up with any of
them I'll get them to you.