The Taino were the first Indigenous Peoples in the
“We relate this sighting to another that took place some years ago in Boriken (
The Taino traditionally view the manatee in a manner similar to the way North American Plains Indians view the buffalo.
Borrero also observed that “this manatee comes to New York at a perfect time as we will commemorate the 12th International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples at United Nations headquarters tomorrow on August 9th and we will certainly bring the spirit of this sacred sea-going relative to the United Nations.”
While a rare sight it is not unprecedented for manatees to travel this far north a few have been sighted along the shores of
The manatee has been spotted at
UCTP Taino News 08.08.2006