Taíno People Honored by the Mashantucket Pequot Nation

Delegates representing the United Confederation of Taino People at a special ceremony at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center Saturday, November 26, 2011. In photo from let to right: Rodney Guatu'shina Rivera, Vivien Guara'naru DuMont, Lourdes Kalichi'naru Lebron, Hector Barakutey Gonzalez, Vanessa Inarunikia Pastrana, Claudia Fox Tree, and Roberto Mukaro Borrero.

Mashantucket, Connecticut (UCTP Taíno News) -
As a part of their historic commemoration of Native American Heritage Month 2011, the Mashantucket Pequot Nation ceremonially received the flag of the United Confederation of Taíno People (UCTP) for permanent display at their Museum and Research Center in Connecticut, yesterday. The Confederation flag is now included as part of the on-going exhibition, “Honoring the Nations: Tribal Flags Today”.

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Thousands Say No to Tar Sands Pipeline

Taino activists among the thousands protesting the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline in D.C on Sunday.

Washington, D.C. (UCTP Taino News) -
On Sunday Nov. 6, more than more than 12,000 activists of diverse backgrounds from across the United States and Canada gathered at the White House to call on President Obama to stop the TransCanada Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Following a well-attended rally in Lafayette Square, attendees formed a giant human chain several people deep completely encircling the White House. Among the protesters present, were delegations of Indigenous Peoples from throughout the U.S., Canada and beyond.



AIA Native American Powwow: Happening Now...

UCTP representatives and friends have an information table on Taino culture at the American Indian Association Pow Wow in Orlando, Florida this weekend...

If you are in the area come down and say hello and enjoy the event!

You can get more information at this link:

In this photo is our brother Abawarucoel, Mamona, and AnaYuísa...
El Taino vive!

Source: UCTP Taino News