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Evidence of ancient Taino importing deer into the Caribbean

I never cease to be amazed at the unexpected discoveries made everyday by archeologists working in the Caribbean which indicate extensive interactions between our Antillean island ancestors and the contemporary people living on the mainland areas of both South America…

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Added by Miguel Sague Jr on March 2, 2021 at 5:30am — No Comments

Foreign Animals Were Brought Here On Canoes

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The guinea pig is native to the South American mainland continent not the Caribbean

There has always been a certain amount of debate in the Taino Resurgence Movement on the subject of what kinds of animals our Taino ancestors were familiar with. The typical and logical assumption entertained by most modern-day Tainos is that if a certain species of animal was not native to a specific island then the Tainos living on that…

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Added by Miguel Sague Jr on December 19, 2020 at 2:30am — No Comments

The Story of Taino Chant to Mother Earth TAINO TI OAKIA ATA

My Relatives, many of you recognize this song as the great chant to Atabey our sacred mother of the earth and the waters which we in the Taino Resurgence movement have been singing since 1982 when I composed it under inspiration of our Taino ancestors. This particular video shows me leading the singing of the song as part of a historic…

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Added by Miguel Sague Jr on November 15, 2020 at 1:30am — No Comments

Sague-Rodriguez Taino DAY OF THE ANCESTORS ceremony

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on November 10, 2020 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Sague-Rodriguez Taino DAY OF THE ANCESTORS ceremony

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on November 10, 2020 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Taino Day of the Ancestors: the video

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on November 3, 2020 at 8:28am — No Comments

Higuera Gourd in Taino spirituality

Higuera para tomar agua | Bowl, Serving bowls, Tableware

This study by researcher Ryan Martin explores the meaning ascribed to higuera gourds by ancient Taino.

Please click on this LINK to download the PDF…

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Added by Miguel Sague Jr on October 16, 2020 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Caney Circle Crossing Over Ceremony

CROSSING OVER CEREMONY

The ancient Taino people perceived the transition of a human soul from the realm of the living to the realm of the dead as a journey to a symbolic land called CoayBay. This place was imaged as being the very womb of the Earth Mother AtaBey, the Cosmic Matriarch, from which all life had emerged and to which all life returned, and it was associated with a number of symbolic objects that represented that womb. Among these objects were specially designed clay…

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Added by Miguel Sague Jr on October 15, 2020 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Our Video Is Cited In Scholarly Research Project

Our Video Is Cited In 2018 Scholarly Research Project article by University Of Miami researcher Jorge Luis Morejón

Please click this LINK to access a pdf file of the full article

Here is a quote from Morejon's article 

"As seen in the video El Cordon (2014), produced by Green Parrot

Productions and Miguel Sague, behíque of the…

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Added by Miguel Sague Jr on September 18, 2020 at 9:00am — No Comments

Lokono culture spirituality and tradition

Lokono culture spirituality and tradition …

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Added by Miguel Sague Jr on August 30, 2020 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Estudio con respecto a reptiles sagrados Robison Rosado

Estudio con respecto a reptiles sagrados Robison Rosado. Para leer el documento haga clic en este enlace

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on March 23, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

TAINO BEADED RELIC FROM THE ERA OF EUROPEAN CONTACT

The Pigorini Cemi is an extraordinary piece of Taino artistry that combines elements of native Taino, European and African culture in one intricately crafted object.

It is put together from Taino hand-woven cotton fabric (sarobey), native seashell beads, native seeds, as well as European glass beads, European wood and European…

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Added by Miguel Sague Jr on December 11, 2019 at 7:54pm — 1 Comment

TAINO CHRONICLES (Taino Sacred Creation legends)

This series of videos is a presentation of the Taino sacred creation narrative.…

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Added by Miguel Sague Jr on August 25, 2019 at 3:06pm — No Comments

A Prayer To The Taino Divinities And The Departed Ancestors

A PRAYER TO THE TAINO DIVINITIES AND THE DEPARTED ANCESTORS

written in the Taino language using Taino script…

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Added by Miguel Sague Jr on August 18, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Caney Circle Medicine Wheel

To download a PDF version of this please click on this LINK

Added by Miguel Sague Jr on July 30, 2019 at 12:18pm — No Comments

THE FOUR DIRECTIONS by Jorge Estevez

The Four Sacred Directions

Jorge Estevez

These excerpts are derived from the contributions by Jorge Estevez to the online post…

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Added by Miguel Sague Jr on July 18, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

Ceremonias De Luna Llena y SOLSTICIO Junio 2019------Full Moon and SOLSTICE Ceremonies June 2019

Los behikes del CIRCULO ESPIRITUAL INDIGENA CANEY celebraron las ceremonias de Luna Llena y el Solsticio de Verano en comunidades alrededor del mundo este pasado mes de Junio 2019.

The behikes of the CANEY INDIGENOUS SPIRITUAL CIRCLE celebrated the Full Moon ceremony and Summer Solstice ceremony this past June in…

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Added by Miguel Sague Jr on July 3, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments

Ceremonias De Luna Llena y SIRIK Mayo 2019------Full Moon and SIRIK Ceremonies May 2019

Los behikes del Circulo Caney se dedicaron a celebrar las dos ceremonias del mes de Mayo LA LUNA LLENA y SIRIK en locales de diferentes partes del mundo.

The behikes of the Caney Circle dedicated themselves to the celebration of the two ceremonies of the month of May, FULL MOON and SIRIK in localities all over the…

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Added by Miguel Sague Jr on June 15, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

Ceremonia De Luna Llena Abril 2019------Full Moon Ceremony April 2019

Los behikes del CIRCULO CANEY celebraron la ceremonia de Luna Llena en el mes de Abril  en varios sitios del mundo

The behikes of the CANEY CIRCLE celebrated the April Full Moon ceremony in various sites around the…

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Added by Miguel Sague Jr on May 7, 2019 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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Parlor Palms care (a touch of the tropics)

Created by Miguel Sague Jr Mar 10, 2021 at 3:36pm. Last updated by Miguel Sague Jr Mar 10.

Giovas Deer presence in Caribbean

Created by Miguel Sague Jr Mar 2, 2021 at 1:28pm. Last updated by Miguel Sague Jr Mar 2.

Dog trade in the ancient Caribbean

Created by Miguel Sague Jr Dec 27, 2020 at 6:11pm. Last updated by Miguel Sague Jr Dec 27, 2020.

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