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Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2001 14:06:23 -0400
From: Carmen Rivera <Public-Relations@TAINO-TRIBE.ORG>
Subject: US Government Census 2000 And The Taino Indians of Puerto Rico

US Government Census 2000 And The Taino Indians of Puerto Rico

Jatibonicu Press release, 8 April 2001

Dear Friends and Fellow Islanders,

The United States Government Census Bureau presents a certificate of recognition to the Jatibonicu Taino Tribal Nation of Puerto Rico. Please view our certificate of recognition. http://www.taino-tribe.org/jttn-census-2000.htm

American Indian population in Puerto Rico total 13, 336 source US Census.

Note: We feel that this number is substantially low compared with the total population of Puerto Rico's 3,808,610 Million. This may have been due to a misunderstanding by the people of Puerto Rico to chose the American Indian race category. This was due to misinformation and the confusion of the term American Indian as it related to the American Indians of the United States. This statistical number of Taino American Indians will surely grow with the up coming or next US Census in Puerto Rico.

United States Census 2000 Statistics on Populations in Puerto Rico. http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/2001/tables/redist_pr.html

Sincerely, Ms. Carmen Rivera, Director of Public Relations
Office of Taino Tribal Affairs (Tribal Representative)
The Government of The Jatibonicu Taino Tribal Nation