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ABOUT A DISGRACEFUL VIDEO DISRESPECTING OUR ANCESTORS ON YOUTUBE.COM

Dear Honorable Sirs and Madams and to whom it may concern:My name is José Tureycu Lopez and I am a Chief of one of the many indigenous Taino tribes of Puerto Rico but I also represent in this case many Taino tribes and communities, Chiefs and Medicine people throughout the Caribbean and the world.  I am writing today to seek your assistance, on behalf of our combined indigenous communities as we have been insulted and disrespected by one of the local but rather famous music groups from another country (Dominican Republic). Please allow us in this letter to express our complaint as the injury perpetrated by this group brings injuries not only to ourselves but also to our mutually shared indigenous communities of your country. our shared ancestors had to endure a lot for us to be here! Everything from rape, murder, attempted genocide, infantacide, etc., even though much time has past since the initial aformentioned atrocities were first inflicted from the first contact of christopher columbus, we see now that these types of tradegeies hasn't stopped! The poison continues today, but now we must add to the list ignorance, mysogyny, rudeness, misinformation, etc. We ask when will the hatred against our people end?! To detail what we are describing, a video was recently released by said group and  video “Taína” by recording artist Kiko El Crazy, and Lary Over and Rodrigo films.This video and song depicts our ancestoral and present day indigenous caribbean women as prostitutes and toys and our men as drunkards and misogynists! This video is not just an afront to our indigenous people but it endangers are women at a most perilous time when girls and women of color from all over the world are being targeted, kidnapped, raped, murdered and made missing. we ask you to join us in fighting this disrespect and boycott, make phone calls and have this shameful video removed while we ask ... what would you do if it was your grandmother?Below is the internet link of the shameful video of which we speak!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2ucvxmmmxsThis is the phone number of rodrigo films that released this offensive video ... +1 829-795-5324 let's call them all and tell them how we feel! let's remove this video !!!!!!!https://www.facebook.com/iamrodrigofilms/rodrigo filmographyrodrigofilms@hotmail.comTo date we have recived no replies from either Youtube.com, Rodrigo Films or the Arftist in question despite our many complaints.  We hope you can help us to speak with said production company and use whatever influence to cure this injury.Please find more information and grivence letters from our kindred tribal families affected by this said injury attached in this email and we thank you in advance to anyway you can assist us.Respectfully yours, Cacike (Chief) Jose A. Tureycu LopezYaya Guaili Ara Taino Yukayeke (Taino People)Yukayeke Aidiakütahü Kürükoyahü Lukuno Ya'Ya(Honorable Village [of] the Tribal Family of the Creator's Grandchildrenalso known as "El Taino Yukayeke Ya'Ya 'Guaili Ara")YAYA GUAILI ARA TAINO YUKAYEKE (Community)And the collected families and related communities of Taíno, Cacikes (Chiefs) and Behikes (people of indigenous medicine) of:Ku Karey Spiritual Circle Council, AraKuyo Yucayeke TainoBohio Cibanani - Kalpulli ChalchiteoyolotiIn the spirit of our Taino ancestorsBehike Marie Nanamaguey Maweiaru CrookeBehike Ana Nanichi Tlahuicoatl - Ana Maurine LaraBehike Denise Keiarix TexeiraBehike Gloria Kachi Nakan DavilaBehike Beatriz Watukeia LucianoBehike Natasha Yarini Garcia Kasike (Chief) Jorge BaracuteiKashikwali Atunwa lan Higuayagua Taino luku Kairi Tai Pelli, Spokesperson for one of the listed Taíno Communities

 

 

Estimados señores y señoras honorables y a quienes corresponda:

Mi nombre es José Tureycu Lopez y soy el jefe de una de las tribus indígenas Taínos de Puerto Rico, pero también represento a various tribu y comunidades Taínas en todo el Caribe y el mundo. Les escribo hoy en nombre de todos para buscar su ayuda, ya que nuestras comunidades indígenas combinadas han sido insultadas y faltadas al respeto por uno de los grupos de música locales, pero más bien famosos, de su país. Permítanos en esta carta expresar nuestra queja ya que la lesión perpetrada por este grupo trae lesiones no solo a nosotros mismos, sino también a nuestras comunidades indígenas mutuamente compartidas de su país, en particular a nuestras sagradas mujeres, madres, hermanas, tias, abuelos y tatara. ¡Nuestros antepasados compartidos tuvieron que soportar mucho abusos para que estuviéramos aquí! Todo, desde violación, asesinato, intento de genocidio, infantacidio, etc., aunque ha pasado mucho tiempo desde que se infligieron las atrocidades antes mencionadas desde el primer contacto de cristóbal colón, ¡Ahora vemos que este tipo de comercio no se ha detenido! Incluso hoy en día este tipo de atrocidades continúa, pero ahora debemos agregar a la lista la ignorancia, la miosoginia, la mala educación, la desinformación, etc. ¡Nos preguntamos cuándo terminará el odio contra nuestro pueblo?! Para detallar lo que estamos describiendo, recientemente se lanzó un video de dicho grupo y canción sobre la canción y video “Taína” de Kiko el crazy, Lary Over y Rodrigo films. ¡Este video y canción muestra a nuestras ancestrales y actuales mujeres indígenas caribeñas como prostitutas y juguetes y a nuestros hombres como borrachos y misóginos! Este video no es solo una afrenta a nuestros pueblos indígenas, sino que pone en peligro a las mujeres en un momento sumamente peligroso cuando niñas y mujeres de color de todo el mundo están siendo atacadas, secuestradas, violadas, asesinadas y desaparecidas. Te pedimos que te unas a nosotros para luchar contra esta falta de respeto y boicot, hacer llamadas telefónicas y eliminar este video vergonzoso mientras preguntamos ... ¿qué harías si fuera tu abuela? ¡A continuación se muestra el enlace de internet del vergonzoso video del que hablamos !: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2ucvxmmmxs este es el número de teléfono de Rodrigo films que lanzó este video ofensivo ... + 1829-795-5324 Por favor ayúdenos a contactarlos para que podamos expresar cómo nos sentimos ya que no hemos podido obtener ninguna respuesta de ellos. Ayudanos a quitar este video !!!!!!! https://www.facebook.com/iamrodrigofilms/ Rodrigo películas rodrigofilms@hotmail.com. Esperamos que pueda ayudarnos a contactar y hablar con dicha productora y artista y utilizar cualquier influencia que pueda tener para curar esta lesión. Por favor encuentre más información y cartas de agradecimiento de nuestras familias tribales afectadas por esta dicha lesión adjuntas en este correo electrónico y le agradecemos con anticipación de cualquier manera que nos pueda ayudar.

Respetuosamente tuyo,

Cacike (Jefe) Jose A. Tureycu Lopez
Yaya Guaili Ara Taino Yukayeke (Pueblo Taino)

CACIKE JOSE TUREYCU LOPEZ
Yukayeke Aidiakütahü Kürükoyahü Lukuno Ya'Ya
 (Honorable Aldea [de] la Familia Tribal de los Nietos del Creador
también conocido como "El Taino Yukayeke Ya'Ya 'Guaili Ara")
YAYA GUAILI ARA TAINO YUKAYEKE (Pueblo)


Y las familias y comunidades afines taínos, jefes y behikes (gente de la medicina indigena) de:

Consejo del Círculo Espiritual Ku Karey, AraKuyo Yucayeke Taino
Bohio Cibanani - Kalpulli Chalchiteoyoloti
En el espíritu de nuestros antepasados taínos
Behike Marie Nanamaguey Maweiaru Crooke
Behike Ana Nanichi Tlahuicoatl - Ana Maurine Lara
Behike Denise Keiarix Texeira
Behike Gloria KachiNakan Davila
Behike Beatriz Watukeia Luciano
Behike Natasha Yarini García

Kasike Jorge Baracutei
Kashikwali Atunwa lan Higuayagua Taino luku Kairi

Tai Pelli, Portavoz de este Colectivo Taíno

 

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Comment by Jeffry Johnson on June 5, 2021 at 10:26am

I went to click on the video and a message came up that said “video is not available.” Perhaps that have taken it down! Sending up prayers that this awful video stays down and that those who created it will understand the full implications of why it was offensive and abusive to our Taino siblings. 

Comment by Miguel Sague Jr on June 5, 2021 at 4:52am

I had the opportunity to watch that disgusting video! It is an embarrassment to our community and I agree that it should be removed from youtube. We in the caney Indigenous Spiritual Circle have taken steps against the youtube site and have submitted an official complaint. We also stand in solidarity with the efforts of the UNITED CONFEDERATION OF TAINO PEOPLE, which, under the direction of kasike Roberto Mukaro Borrero has taken action with respect to this issue in defense of the honor of our Taino women.

Comment by Miguel Sague Jr on June 5, 2021 at 4:46am

Yo tuve la oportunidad de ver ese video indecente! Es un bochorno para nuestra comunidad y estoy de acuerdo que se debe quitar de yutube. Nosotros en el Circulo Espiritual Indigena Caney ya tomamos medidas contra el sitio de youtube en donde se encuentra este video y presentamos una queja oficial. Tambien nos unimos a las gestiones de la CONFEDERACION UNIDA DEL PUEBLO TAINO que bajo la direccion del kasike Roberto Mukaro Borrero a tomado pasos con respecto a este caso en defensa del honor de nuestras mujees tainas.

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