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Taino Resources List

Distributed at the Taino Exhibition in El Museo del Barrio in New York City, 28 September 1997

The following is a list of Taino organizations, groups and individuals in the United States and the Caribbean that provide educational activities for the general public such as craft-making, artist workshops, lectures, story-telling, dance, music performances, and newsletter publication. We have reproduced the information sent by groups and individuals as we received it, only editing for purposes of space. Despite our efforts to contact as many organizations and individuals as possible, it is in no way a comprehensive list. We hope that you find it useful.

One Bowling Green
New York NY 10004
Contact: Jorge Estevez - (212) 514-3716


The New York Public Library
Fifth Avenue @ 41st Street
New York NY 10017
Tel: (212) 930-0800

Huntington Free Library and Reading Room
9 Westchester Square
Bronx NY 10461-3583
Tel: (718) 829-7770
Fax: (718) 829-4875


Roberto Mucaro Borrero
37-14 103rd Street #2
Corona NY 11368
Tel: (212) 604-4186
Fax: (212) 462-2621

An historian, artist, musician and activist, Mr. Borrero's work is dedicated to the preservation and continuance of Taino cultural and spirital heritage. Mr. Borrero has been a consultant for exhibitions, film documentaries and has lectured, performed and exhibited his art internationally.

Taino Indigenous Performance and Presentation Troupe
10 Ocean Parkway #B10
Brooklyn NY 11218
NY Tel: (718) 871-5650
CT Tel: (203) 237-8708

Based on Pre- and Post-Columbian Taino, Arawak and Carib Traditional Social Music called Areyto, all presentations include educational narratives and are originally composed and choreographed. Members handcraft all of the musical instruments, regalia and adornments used during the presentations.

Cultural Center of the Taino Nation, Inc.
Miguel Macanabo, Chairman
58 Brightside Avenue
Central Islip NY 11722-2939
Tel: (516) 348-0786
Fax: (516) 348-1981
Educational Activities: Music and Dance: Mayowakanel (718) 821-3981;
Storytelling: Daniel Wakonax River (718) 832-0210;
Lectures: Kacike Rene Cibanakan Marcano (212) 866-4573;
Newsletters: Miguel Macanabo (516) 348-0786

El Consejo de Ancianos Tainos
Taino Elders Council
Carretera 160
Vega Baja
A Morovis
5H1 Almirante Norte
Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
Tel: (787) 858-7901
Fax: (787) 858-4855

Elders work in collaboration with El Consejo General de Tainos Borincanos.

El Consejo General de Tainos Borincanos
General Council oof Boriken Tainos
HC 645 Buzon 5075
Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico 00976
US Tel: (212) 604-4186
PR Tel: (787) 748-2228

The Council, the principle Taino unifying organ of our Mother Earth, works for the defense and diffusion of Taino culture through public education, cultural and environmental projects, as well as networking with other Indigenous Peoples throughout the Americas. The Council also hosts a yearly Taino Spiritual Gathering and Congress in Puerto Rico.

Expressions, Inc.
Centro Cultural Jayuyano
#15 Buenaventura Quinones Street
Guanica, Puerto Rico 00653
Tel: (787) 821-4164

Our non-profit, apolitical, philanthropic organization, is institutionalizing the First Indigenous Meeting, an homage to our first culture and race: the indigenous, our Taino race. This great homage will be accompanied by the First Indigenous Craft Fair and the Day of Taino Affirmation. We will inaugurate this event October 10, 11 and 12 of this year, and will continue to offer homage to our great culture and race on the same date in the years to come.

Bobby Gonzalez
688 Cortlandt Avenue
Bronx NY 10451
Tel: (718) 665-9855

Bobby Gonzalez is a Native writer, speaker, storyteller, and poet. He provides storytelling programs, poetry readings, lectures, and slide shows for all ages from pre-Kindergarten to adult. He speaks on Taino and other Native American cultures from North, South and Central America.

Maria de los Angeles Morales, PWCC
19 West Golf Club Lane
Paoli PA 19301
Tel: (610) 647-4870

Professional artist. Works in a variety of media: e.g., oil, gouache, watercolor, and clay and direct stone sculpture. Her work includes Taino Indian subjects, based on her extensive research of Taino culture and mythology. Plans to develop a lecture on her interpretations of Taino life and petroglyphs in her artwork.

Maisit Yukayeke Tainoi
8-B Dandelion Lane
Wallkill NY 12589
Tel: (914) 566-7061

The first and most important of our community purposes is to create a safe space where we can explore who we are as Tainos of today. We need to discuss ways in which to search, recover and confirm our oral traditions as passed by our grandparents. We meet to give our children an example of fellowship that they may have an option of following in our footsteps if that's their choice. Membership is open to people of Taino and Carib ancestry and to those related by marriage to a person of said ancestry. Maisiti also accepts friends and affiliates. Maisiti does not turn down a person because of religion, sexual orientation, color or language.

Presencia Taina
PO Box 570
New York NY 10029
Tel: (718) 549-5677
Fax: (212) 534-6004
Beeper: (917) 884-2293

Presencia Taina is an educational and cultural arts and crafts collaborative dedicated to promoting understanding and appreciation of the rich cultural heritage of our Caribbean homeland, which is part of our community. We offer workshops, presentations, exhibitions, music and dance. Our programs incorporate the essence of our spiritual elements. We bring our artists and performers to sites throughout the tri-state area.

A Taino Family Circle
Joanna Soto Aviles
23F Doral Drive - Flying Hills
Reading PA 19607-3396
Tel: (610) 775-3569

Taino family members living their culture through Arts, Crafts, Ceremonies, Dancing, Singing, Storytelling, etc.

The Taino Inter-Tribal Council Inc.
527 Mulberry Street
Millville NJ 08332
Tel: (609) 825-7776
Fax: (609) 825-7922
E-Mail: anani1@juno.com
Web Site: http://www.hartford-hwp.com/taino/TITC Inc.

An Educational, Cultural and Religious Protectorate Non-Profit Taino Native American Corporation of New Jersey. Mission Statement: To promote and protect the rights of the Taino Indigenous people of the Caribbean and United States at an international level.

The Taino Documentation Project: (1) Taino Genealogy; (2) Taino Language; (3) The Taino National Museum and Library.

Taino Tribal Circle of New Mexico
Contact: Valerie NanaTurey Vargas-Stehney
1609 Imperial Ridge
Las Cruces NM 88011
Tel: (505) 521-7972
Fax: (505) 522-8250
E-Mail: Taina@jaws.greatwhite.com
Web Site: http://www.angelfire.com/India Taina/index.htlm

The Taino Tribal Circle of New Mexico is dedicated to the sharing of information regarding Taino heritage. Valerie NanaTurey Vargas-Stehney is of Taino Boricua heritage and has dedicated her life to her Taino culture and people. The Taino Tribal Circle of New Mexico is available to all people of Taino heritage and those interested in learning about it. Together we will grow as a Nation of people proud of their heritage and culture for all the world to see.

The Taino Tribal Council of Jatibonuco
Southern Jersey Tribe of Jatibonuco
527 Mulberry Street
Millville NJ 08322
Tel: (609) 825-7776
Fax: (609) 825-7922
E-Mail: Chiefpeter@juno.com
Web Site: http://www.hartford-com/taino/jatibonuco.html

This is the Taino Tribal Council Government of the Tribe of Jatibonuco. It is not a civic organization but a recognized New Jersey Native American State Tribe represented via the New Jersey Native American Council and the Governor's Council of the New Jersey State Commission on Indian Affairs.

Taller Cabachuelas
Torrecillas, Buzon 5986
Morovis, Puerto Rico 00687

Using ancient motifs and methods, the Cheverez family continues the ancestral tradition of Taino pottery making.

WarParty Film and Video Productions
63 Avenue A
New York NY 10009
Tel: (917) 875-5302
E-Mail: WarProd@aol.com

An independent, native-owned and operated film and video production company. Coverage includes indigenous cultures of North, Central and South American and the Caribbean.