Claudia Fox Tree, UCTP Liaison, Speaks at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. event

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. 

UCTPTN 01.23.2019


UCTP News Photo of the Day: January 19, 2019

UCTP Photo of the Day: Pedro Peña (Taíno/Lumbee) and Cliff Mathias (Taíno/Kichwa), International President of the Redrum Motorcycle Club display the flag of the United Confederation of Taíno People at the Women's March in Washington D.C. on January 19, 2019.  


UCTP News Photo of the Day: January 18, 2018

UCTP Photo of the Day: Roberto Múkaro Borrero, President of the United Confederation of Taíno People, speaking on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. during the Indigenous Peoples March and Rally held on January 18, 2019. This is the same location that Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on Aug. 28, 1963. (Photo credit: Lidia Arriagada-Garcia) 


El Grito de Koaiuko (Coayuco)

Contemporary representations of Taíno kasike Mabodamaka and Agueibaná "el Bravo" in Borikén (Puerto Rico
Did You Know: January 3rd is the anniversary of “El Grito de Koaiuko (Coayuco)” also known as the Taíno Rebellion of 1511 in Puerto Rico (Borikén). Two of the main leaders or kasike (chief/s) associated in this uprising were Agüeibaná "el Bravo" and Mabodamaka. According to local history, the kasike (chieftain) Agüeibaná "el Bravo" convened a council with the main chiefs where they decided to launch a military offensive against the Spanish invaders. An associated attack against Villa Sotomayor was organized and most of the Spaniards who had settled there were killed. Other offensives were not as successful and both Agüeibaná "el Bravo" and Mabodamaka were killed by the Spaniards during other battles taking place in Aimako (Aymaco) and Yagüesa (Yagüeza/Yagüeca). UCTP Taino New 01/03/2019 


Taíno People will join the Indigenous Peoples March in D.C.

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. 

UCTPTN 01/01/2019