7/25/2005

BORIKEN TAINO RECLAIM CAGUANA CEREMONIAL CENTER


Caguana Taino Ceremonial Center in Utuado, Puerto Rico

THE INDIGENOUS TAINO PEOPLE OF BORIKEN (PUERTO RICO) RECLAIM THE ANICENT CAGUANA CEREMONIAL CENTER AS A SACRED DECLARATION, ON JULY 25 2005, DAY OF THE PUERTO RICAN CONSTITUCION

Message from the Caney Quinto Mundo, the Consejo General de Taínos Boricanos and the United Confederation of Taíno People:

“End the Destruction and Desecration of our Sanctuaries and Sacred Places, Archeological Sites, Coaibays (Cemeteries), Ancestral Remains, Sacred Funerary and Ceremonial Objects, and Ceremonial Centers Now!”

Encampment Established as Indigenous Taíno People of Borikén (Puerto Rico) Reclaim Ancient Ceremonial Grounds in Utuado and Call for:

• An executive order by the First Executive of Puerto Rico, the Hon. Anibal Acevedo Vila to fulfill the constitutional, civil, human and international rights of the Taíno People,

• Constitutional reform to recognize our inherent rights as an Indigenous Nation,

• The immediate return of ancestral remains and funerary objects so that they can be reinterred in their resting places within the womb of Mother Earth.

“Because we exist and we have the right self-definition, respect and dignity as an indigenous Taíno Boricua Nation, we affirm our collective rights, knowledge, culture, traditions, customs and ancestral spirituality. As our practices and beliefs simply are not taken into consideration and regarded as nonexistent, it is necessary to establish policies and guarantees to protect the inherent rights of the Indigenous Taíno People of Borikén (Puerto Rico).”

THE TAINO PEOPLE LIVE!


Taino Protesters Gathering Water for their Occupation of Caguana

For Information Contact:

Naniki Reyes Ocasio, Founder
Caney 5to Mundo (Fifth World Learning Center)
HC-01 Bx. 5761
Ciales, Borikén (P.R.) 00638-9624
(787) 847- 5039
E-mail- caney@prtc.net

Elba (Anaca) Lugo, President
Consejo General de Tainos Boricanos (General Council of Boriken Tainos)
HC-61 Bz. 5075
Trujillo Alto, Borikén (Puerto Rico) 00976
(787) 568-1547 or (787) 760-5078
E-mail: anacaotoao@hotmail.com

Roberto Múcaro Borrero, President and Chairman
United Confederation of Taíno People
U.S. Regional Coordinating Office
New York, NY USA
http://www.uctp.org/
(212) 604-4186
E-mail: uctp_ny@yahoo.com