Hey Danielle!! How are you? I've been MIA too, I haven't been very involved here lately due to a few different reasons, one of them being that I had a miscarriage last month. That kinda threw me for a loop but we went through the grieving process and are much better now. I've just been busy with a lot of other things too, with the kids and working on my jewelry business...so how have you been? Hope everyone is well. Ttyl =)
I'm sorry that your early experience in this network was a bit "bumpy". As you can guage by the comments left here by other Tainos. We are not all quite as inclined to jump to conclusions and attack. Actually, I trust that you and your beautiful family will find way more love than hate in this network. I pray that this will be so.
Miguel Sobaoko Koomo Sague
I saw that you came in for some grief. I have not been able to properly track the evolution of the conflict between yourself and Luis, and so I cannot take sides just yet. I did remove some of his offensive messages from your comment wall in the meantime.
As I asked him, I will ask you: please avoid any opportunity for direct, personal insults, and for now avoid communicating with each other or engaging in side sniping. If matters continue or get worse, then I might have to intervene.
I am sorry that this is my first message here, normally it is a warm welcome.
Thanks!!! I've seen a lot of what's been happening on the posts and after a while, I decided to jump in. While I'm at it, I'll put info that people could actually use or correct any misconceptions out there. Nice to hear from you. Hope to share with you lots more!!!
No problem. But just keep in mind that that particular test only works with mitochondrial DNA and can only trace the line of females' DNA. One day I would like to get a much more in-depth test. Good luck with your searching! :)
Yeah I think I read that article ways back. Remember not eveything is going to be accurate. I mean dna strands in dominican republic has actually confirmed that modern day taino were ummixed and that any admixture that some of us have was very recent. So that means that some of the taino living in the island are pure bloods.
If you really intersed in taino cultures. There is a taino from kiskeya that works in the native american musuem here in NY. His name is Jorge Esteves. He is a good friend of mine. Infact he is the one that told me about this site. Anyways he does taino presentataion. I think there is a hold on it but he will resume. You should go see it. Regardless if you husband has taino ancestory or not its good to know about the real people of the caribbean and to know that there are still deccendants.
Hmmmm. I never thought about it that way. I just assumed that if you were caucasion it be easier to find out aobut your heritiage. I mean you can trace it to europe. For me its easy. I am native american and that that. But to learn about my history is where its a bit confusing. Cause it benfiited the conquistares to not let us claim our birth rigth. I mean can you imagine if taino would claim the caribbean and florida as it was our ancestors land. But anyways If I find other sites that i read in the past I will send them to you. But If I was you I reallly try to see Jorge presentation. He is a good man.
Really. I would have thought it would be easier. I mean it has taken me years to learn what I know which is nothing. Cause so much of our identity was taken from us.
But if you intersted in know your history you should research it.
I for myself am one of the folks who is intersted in reviving our languge. Sounds hard. But keep in mind that in the mountain areas it said that we use over thousand taino words. So we dont have to start from scratch.
Also keep in mind just cause some one is a so called hispanic. Doesnt mean they are of ameridain ancestory. Spaniords to are considered hispanic. There are argentianans who some are of italian, german deccent and they to are considered hispanic. There are some places where there are african with no admixture but cause they speak spanish they are considered hispanic. See my point.