4/20/2006

Where are the Tainos? Conference in Puerto Rico tomorrow...

Taino'ti Guaitiao (Greetings relatives):

Below you will find a brief article (in Spanish only), which announces a conference that will take place tomorrow at the Caguana Ceremonial grounds. The "conference" is more a presentation concerning the DNA studies being conducted by Prof. Juan Carlos Martínez Cruzado of the University of Puerto Rico.

What is important to note about this conference is that again, the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture has disregarded the Taino community on the island and not invited any Taino community leaders to share their perspectives of these studies. This should be of concern to all as the lack of inclusion of indigenous peoples on issues that directly concern them usually mean a further erosion of the basic human rights of the community.

While the Taino protestors continue to be harassed by the Government of Puerto Rico and will be back in court next week, does the Government really need to ask "Where are the Tainos"?

Bo'matum (Thank you),
Roberto Múkaro Borrero,
President and Chairman,
UCTP Regional Coordinating Office
http://www.uctp.org/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Taino_News/
http://www.uctp.blogspot.com/

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Anuncian conferencia sobre ADN taíno en los puertorriqueños

San Juan (EFE).- El Centro Ceremonial Indígena de Caguana será la sede
de la conferencia "¿Dónde están los taínos?" que se llevará a cabo el
viernes, 21 de abril, con el auspicio del Programa de Museos y Parques
del Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña (ICP).

La conferencia comenzará a las 9:30 de la mañana y estará a cargo del
biólogo Juan Carlos Martínez Cruzado, quien se desempeña como profesor
de genética en la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Mayagüez.

El ICP indicó en una comunicación escrita que Martínez Cruzado
pertenece a la "Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution" y a la
"American Society of Human Genetics".

El profesor estuvo a cargo de un estudio que se llevó a cabo en la
Isla y que demostró la alta incidencia de (Acido Desoxirribonucleico
(ADN) Mitocondrial indígena que existe en los puertorriqueños.

La actividad será libre de costo.

El Centro Ceremonial Indígena de Caguana está localizado en la
carretera 111, kilómetro 12.6, del barrio Caguana en Utuado.

Para más información puede comunicarse al 894-3245 ó al 894-7310. EFE

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