on the Net - Taino Nation
March 15, 2009 from 3pm to 7pm
Location: Council of Three Rivers American Indian
Center , Pittsburgh(Singing Winds Site)
Organized By: Miguel Sobaoko Koromo sague
The Caney Indigenous Spiritual Circle is pleased to invite all Tainos
and those who respect the ways of the Tainos to participate with
us in ths year's Spring Equinox Ceremony at the Singing Winds site
of the Council Of Three Rivers American Indian Center in Dorseyville.
We will honor Ata Bey the female spirit of the Maternal Earth and
of the waters of the Earth, and thank her for her generosity as
the year begins a new cycle of fertility and Life.
Our Ceremony will culminate in the ritual of separating the three-pointed
image of Yoka Hu from the womb-shaped oval hoop of the stone Coa,
an act that will represent the birth of the spirit of Life, Yoka
Hu and his rising from the divine uterine place where he has gestated
since Winter Solstice.
All women will be honored in respect for their sacred connection
to the Divine Woman.
Taino News Journal Uploaded. Jan. 2009!
THE VOICE OF THE TAINO PEOPLE NEWS JOURNAL, Volume 12, Issue 1,
Jan. - March 2009 has been uploaded to the DOCUMENTS Section of
www.uctp.org. This document is
a pdf, downloadable version of the print edition news journal: The
Voice of the Taino People (ISSN 1553-9350).
the journal here
The Voice of the Taino People News Journal is designed to be and
functions as a different entity than our online news services located
at www.uctp.org and beyond. There are stories and features included
in the print edition that are not always included online. Likewise,
are features online that are not always included in the print editions.
The United Confederation of Taino People strives to provide many
media options that will serve the different needs of our diverse
community. We hope that our readers find utility in several of our
products, and we appreciate your continued support.
United Confederation of Taino People
Web Support Team
Presencia Taina.TV is televised weekly throughout the worldwide
web this season on Saturday nights at 9 PM (EST).
February 7, 2009: Elba Lugo & Travesia Taina
The program can be accessed online at: http://www.MNN.org
by viewing it locally on Channel 67 (cable TV) in the New York City
area on Public Access Television scheduled every Saturday night
at 9:00 PM (EST)!!
Bo'Matum (Thank you) for your interest and support.
Los Tainos celebran
el dia de la Candelaria en Boriken
Hato Rey, Boriken (CUPT Noticias Taino) - El dia 2 de febrero está
en la mitad del camino entre el solsticio invierno y verano siendo
clebrado desde tiempos pre-hispánicos y por el sincretismo católico
como el Día de la Candaleria.
Melvin Waracatua Anamu, director del grupo comunitario Esencia Tabanuco
celebró la ocasión con una fogata, en la Barriada Isreal y el residencial
San Jóse en Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. Esta es la 3ra celebración de
este evento que asisteron mas de 100 personas, contó con la participación
de grupos culturales taino y danzantes de Esencia Tabanuco y la
Tribu Roca de Amor del Turey dirigidos por Xuerix Guaynia Camacho
y La Familia Itiba. Los grupos participantes obsequiaron a la comunidad
con un Areyto, y una canción muy especial del artista taino Brandon
Cutubanama grupo Cibuco.
Ver el ariculo en:
UCTP Taino News
- In collaboration with Presencia Taina TV, and Indigenous Peoples
Literature, the United Confederation of Taino people has announced
the launching of the TAINO TV Network. This historic project, which
uses new media outreach mechanisms such as You Tube will assist
the UCTP in its focus on using communications technology to increase
the visibility of the Taino and other Caribbean Indigenous Peoples
new Taino TV site as well as other media launch points already developed
such as Presencia Taina TV, we will be providing visual services
never before available to our community and others who are interested
in cultural heritage of the Caribbean region" stated Roger
Atihuibancex Hernandez, founder of the Presencia Taina TV project.
Viewers can now long into Taino TV at can view and subscribe to
Taino TV at http://www.youtube.com/Tainotv
Brief Summary of the Origin, and Survival of the Taino Language
by David Wahayona
Antilles, lying in the center of the Caribbean region, contain the
four largest islands of the area. The islands of Cubanakan (Cuba),
Boriken (Puerto Rico), Bohio (Haiti/Republica Dominica), Xamaika
(Jamaica), as well as the Lucayo (Bahamas) all share a universal
language with some dialectal differences. In the late 1500s Bishop
Las Casas stated "En todas estas islas eran una lengua y misma
The Taino language
of the Greater Antilles is related to the Arawakan stock stemming
from South America, "the people of the Arawak language family
still comprise on of the more widespread indigenous culture within
relatively large kinship nations in the Amazon and Orinoco river
basins of South America." (Barreiro, 1990) The language of
the central Arawak or Lokono (meaning the "people"), and
the Garifuna currently of Central America, are prime examples
that are closely related to the Taino language, which is sometimes
referred to as "Island-Arawak."
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Women's Circle in NY
The next Taino
Women's circle will meet again on Saturday Feb 3, 2007 from 12 noon
to 6 PM. This circle will really be GREAT... WE WILL BE FOCUSING
ON OUR FEMALE ENERGY. We will be examining our women's ceremonies
as well as learning chants,songs etc., etc.
Each women will
receive to take home a copy of all songs, chants and or ceremony.
There will be lots of good food and you can bet we will have a totally
fun time as well as a spiritually rewarding exchange... The heartbeat
of a Nation is it's women...
Note, we also
will be discussing the Taino Women's conference already set and
to be held this year. Registration for conference are already coming
in, so once again check out YABOA. Please go to YABOA web site firstname.lastname@example.org
for more details as well as address or call me at 718-796-2460...
Also keep in
mind our circle is for TAINO women no matter what yukayeque or group
you belong to or are affiliated with. If we do not know you or if
you belong to no circle, please contact us before hand.
If you wish
to bring a non-Taino sister or friend, you must call in advance
as attendance must be approved by all our TAINO sisters before hand...
Mark your calendars...
together we can make a difference.
J. Michael Meyers
National Biological Service
The Puerto Rican
parrot (Amazona vittata) had shared its habitat with the peaceful
Taino Indians for centuries before the arrival of European settlers
in the Caribbean.
Status and Trends
of the Spanish in 1493, the Puerto Rican parrot lived in all major
habitats of Puerto Rico and the adjacent smaller islands of Culebra,
Mona, Vieques, and possibly the Virgin Islands (Snyder et al. 1987).
Parrots occupied eight major climax or old-growth forest types (Little
and Wadsworth 1964) that covered Puerto Rico and were interspersed
only by small, scattered, sandy, or marshy areas near the coast
(Snyder et al. 1987). Parrots nested in cavities of large trees
that were plentiful throughout the forests. Fertile, moist lowland
forests in the coastal plain as well as forested mountain valleys
contained much of the fruits and seeds necessary to feed a thriving
parrot population. The forests of Puerto Rico probably supported
a parrot population of 100,000-1,000,000 at the end of the 15th
century (Snyder et al. 1987; Wiley 1991).