|UCTP Liaison Officer Claudia Fox Tree at the World of Wellesley MLK event|
Wellesley, MA (UCTP Taino News) - Claudia Fox Tree, an educator and a Liaison Officer for the United Confederation of Taíno People spoke at the World of Wellesley’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. event on January 21st, Martin Luther King Day. The event featured Ms. Fox Tree’s keynote address which highlighted the need for allies and an introduction into First Nations history including atrocities committed by Columbus and the contributions of Caribbean Indigenous Nations. The Kuumba Singers of Harvard College also performed. The World of Wellesley is an organization dedicated to making Wellesley, MA a welcoming community where diversity is celebrated.
|Taino leader Roberto Múkaro Borrero will attend the Indigenous Peoples March in Washington D.C.|
WASHINGTON D.C. (UCTP Taíno News) — The United Confederation of Taíno People (UCTP) is co-sponsoring and represented on the organizing committee of the Indigenous Peoples March, which takes place on January 18, 2018, in Washington D.C. Other co-sponsors include Indigenous Nations, Peoples, comminutes, and organizations such as the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe; Schaghticoke First Nations; Ramapo Lenape Nation; Piscataway Nation; International Indian Treaty Council; and Redrum MC; among many others.
The day's event begins with an opening ceremony on the steps of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) at 1849 C Street NW, Washington, D.C. at 8 a.m. From the BIA building, a march will commence to the Lincoln Memorial where a day-long rally will be held featuring many distinguished speakers and cultural presenters. Several thousand are expected to attend.
UCTP President, Roberto Múkaro Borrero will be present and will serve as one of the Masters of Ceremonies at the March’s associated rally. “This is a historic, unifying event and it is an honor for the Confederation to be a part of it representing Caribbean Indigenous Peoples” stated Borrero.