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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.

Indigenous People of Puerto Rico Concilio Taíno Guatu Ma Cu A Boriken, Entrevista


Indigenous People of Puerto Rico

 Concilio Taíno Guatu Ma Cu A Boriken, Entrevista



Entrevista con el Cacike Opil


Interview with Cacike Opil on May 2, 2014

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Published on May 20, 2014
2sp- Concilio Taíno Guatú-Ma-Cú A Borikén
Primera parte de la entrevista
del 2 de mayo de 2014 con el Cacike Opil

La información obtenida por Cacike Opil
en España fue del volumen II de las Crónicas de
Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas.


English translation will follow August 1, 2014


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

Posted from ArtReviewPR.com


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
                     http://www.artreviewpr.com/home.html
Fecha: 28 de marzo 2014

Rescatando la Cultura de Los Taínos
Artículo 1 de la serie


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.

Taíno Indian Culture in Puerto Rico

Personal Note from Maguida ~ March 13,2014

My life  has always been a crossover of events that sometimes opens a bright door full of energy and knowledge that  allows me to grow.  In my quest to research the Taíno Culture in Puerto Rico for my 2nd book in the series The Adventures of Rellie & Tory, the Baby Dinosaur,  I discovered an  exciting rainbow, an opening into my heritage that was never mentioned to me as a child.

This curiosity about the Taíno culture started in 2010, when I meet the humble painter Santiago Lopez, a Puerto Rican who has done a collection of beautiful painting of the Taíno's including a rendition the uprising battle against the Spaniards.

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).

Fresh Year - Old Clothes


Just thinking about all the hype for the New Year and when the fire crackers are long gone, my rags still have holes and my head needs a band-aide.  Oh! I forgot there are no band-aides for old headaches.  As Rebecca says, such is life.

There is no magic formula for changing what is around us or what ails us.  I'm not talking about work or the economy, those topics have a mind of their own and even with a government report that has thousands of pages it's still basically hasn't changed.

A Reminder

2014

Where am I? 

Where are you?

A message from
Marie M. Rivera aka Maguida

Yesterday, was good with a bitter taste of life's reality.

Today, January 3rd, after reflecting, I realized I was was standing on a fork road in the river of life, my life.  I can choose the higher road or dwell in the shadows of my own pride. 

A Confucius sayingI was hearing while viewing a video by Prof. McGowan on YouTube, hit the mark:"Nobler persons first practice what they preach and afterwards preach according to their practice"
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