|Lourdes Kalichi'naru and Rodney Guatu'shina will be sharing aspects of Taino culture at the Gateway to the Nations Pow Wow along with other members of the Kasibahagua Taino Cultural Society|
Taino to participate at Gateway to the Nations Pow Wow
Brooklyn, NY (UCTP Taino News) - The United Confederation of Taino People will present its mini-Taino Museum at the Gateway to the Nations Pow Wow this coming weekend, June 2-3, 2012. The traveling exhibition features several replicas of original artifacts as well as original craft work.
The UCTP’s mini-Taino Museum is a not-for-profit educational initiative that has been featured at Pows and Festivals on the East Coast and as far as India. Members of the Kasibahagua Taino Cultural Society will be staffing the booth as well as engaging the public with cultural demonstrations throughout the weekend.
“We are ready to educate” stated Rodney Guatu’shina Rivera, the group’s managing director. “This is a great opportunity to reach out to the wider community, and answer questions people may have about Taino culture of the past and our culture today. Additional Taino presence at the Pow Wow will include the crafts booth of Ray “Caracoli” Rivera.
Gateway to Nations Pow Wow is a full contest Pow Wow attracting over 500 Native American artists, educators, singers, dancers and performing groups from across the Americas.