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Kujon A Taíno and A Monk

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


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
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.
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