Activities, hosted by the Consejo General de Tainos Borincanos and the Caney Quinto Mundo, will take place at the Caguana Ceremonial Park in Utuado, Puerto Rico and all are invited to participate.
A spiritual ceremony will begin at the Batey (plaza) of Agueybana inside Caguana at 8:30am. Following the ceremony will be a reclamation and renaming of “Monte Alegria”, a local sacred mountain behind the park, to “El Monte Cemi de Utuado”. A local artist will has been commissioned to create the new sign designating the sacred mountain’s new name. A presentation of plaques to local officials who supported the Caguana protest will be made after lunch by Elba Anaca Lugo of the Consejo General de Tainos Boricanos and Naniki Reyes Ocasio of the Caney Quinto Mundo.
Another official proclamation will be made by the Mayor of Utuado commemorating “El Grito Indigena Taino de Caguana”.
The activities will also include “talleres (workshops)” on higuera (gourd) carving by Elba Anaca Lugo and Taino arts and crafts will be available for sale. Two Taino Dance Groups will make presentations, “Grupo de Danza Taino-Arawaka” and “Eccensia Tabonuco”. For information contact Naniki Reyes Ocasio 1(787) 847-5039 or Elba Anaca Lugo 1(787)568-1547.
*Previous announcement on 06/18/2006 http://www.uctp.blogspot.com/