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Kujon A Taíno and A Monk


Kujon
A Taíno and A Monk

Last Tuesday, I did a video interview with Kujon, a Monk and a Taino. My interviews are simple, I only ask a question or two and just listen. Listening to what Kujon had to say to the general public was interesting and bare. I hope to have it on YouTube in a month along with an English translation, voice override with Kujon’s voice low in the background.

Before the interview, I asked Kujon again, if he would permit me to do a biography of his life. We discussed what that meant, and I emphasized how important it is to tell the world about his tribe.

Taino Indian Culture - Commentary 2 (updated Appril 26, 2014)

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We are fortunate that there are still indigenous tribes in Puerto Rico, at least one that I know of that still practices the traditions as handed down from their ancestors.  Dr. Juan Carlos Martinez-Cruzado from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez was commissioned to do DNA testing to see if there were any Taíno Indians still in existence in Puerto Rico.  This test would confirm if the Taíno Indians were annihilated as the history books state.

​Tribu: Concilio Taino Guatú-Ma-Cú A Borikén


Cerimonial Day at SuSua Forest

​Tribu: Concilio Taino Guatú-Ma-Cú A Borikén




Reclaiming the Taínos Culture

Reclaiming the Taínos Culture

We all have roots and most of us know our family tree or at least we think we know where we came from.  And there were those who were born on the island of Puerto Rico but never felt comfortable with the typical Boricua profile.  Deep, down inside, they knew their customs and traditions were different.  The secrecy that help the Taíno's in Puerto Rico survive complete annihilation by the Spaniard also left its future indigenous population without a culture and religion.

Rescatando la Cultura de Los Taínos

Escrito por:  Maguida M. Rivera
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Fecha: 28 de marzo 2014

Rescatando la Cultura de Los Taínos
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Todos tenemos raíces y la mayoría de nosotros conocemos a nuestro árbol genialógico o al menos creemos que  sabemos de dónde venimos.  Hay quienes nacieron en la isla de Puerto Rico pero nunca se sintieron cómodo con el perfil típico del Puertorriqueño.

Puerto Rico is like a Magnificent Peacock

Puerto Rico is like a Magnificent Peacock


We have a beautiful culture with traditions that are still practiced today.  Taíno Indian Culture is the oldest, with its tribal dances and chant.  Art Review will visit a tribe so we may know more about the culture and how it has survived.

  • Taíno Indian Culture is the oldest, with its tribal dances and chant.  Art Review will visit a tribe so we may know more about the culture and how it has survived.

  •  There are also Christian traditions like the Feast of the Three Kings (The Epiphany).