Taino Honor the Moon in Ohio

Leni MaisGuariche Sague and Dr. Rose Xochitl Anao Quiñones
honor the full moon and Taino culture in Ohio.
(Photo courtesy of M. Sague)

Youngstown, Ohio (UCTP Taino News) - On Saturday September 5, members of the Caney Indigenous Spiritual Circle joined representatives of the United Confederation of Taino People (UCTP) in the city of Youngstown, Ohio to honor the full moon with ceremony and educational events.

The special gathering was held at Boardman Park and officially hosted by the Ohio Liaison Office of the UCTP, and its representative Dr. Rose Xochitl Anao Quiñones. The ceremony was facilitated by Miguel Sobaoko Koromo Sague. Both the Confederation and the Caney Spiritual Circle maintained information tables at the event allowing participants an opportunity to learn more about ancient and contemporary Taino culture.

During the ceremonial portion of the gathering, Dr. Quiñones and Leni MaisGuariche Sague highlighted the importance of the 28 day moon cycle in Taino culture. Other Taino community members who traveled from New York and Philadelphia also shared teachings and participated throughout the day. Those gathered were greeted by the full moon and a perfectly clear sky as the ceremony concluded.

UCTPTN 09.08.2009

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