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- Modern-day Tainos
- From Francisco J. Gonzalez, 27 May 1997. The historian,
Francisco Gonzalez, seeks information in support of his
attempt to write the history of the the various Taino
'revivalist' movements among the modern day peoples of
Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic, current
reawakening of the Taino peoples and effort to recreate the
culture of the Taino.
- The Declaration of the United Confederation of
- Official UCOTIP press release, 4 January 1998. The official
copy of the Declaration of the united Taino people, its prolog
- Taino Indians to Sign an Historic Declaration on
March 27, 1998, at New York's City Hall
- Press release, 27 March 1998. Taino Indian Leaders representing
US and Caribbean indigenous organizations and groups will
gather for the inauguration of the United Confederation of
Taino People and signing of the Confederation's Declaration,
on March 27, 1998, at the Council's Chambers of City Hall in
Manhattan. The Declaration,
We the Taino People, contains
eight articles that seek to protect, defend and preserve Taino
cultural heritage and Spiritual tradition.
- Letter to the Editor of Time Magazine
- By Tony Castanha, October 26 1998. Concerning the survival of
The Taino people.
- Guaroko-Guaaji-Karaya: Month of remembrance
- By Bo Matum, 17 November 1999. History and the need for
- An appeal to the Vatican on the Papal Bull
"Inter Caetera" of May 4, 1493
- From Tony Castanha, 17 November 1999. Appeal for Pope John
Paul II to revoke the 1493 Bull "Inter Caetera."
as a step away from the greed and subjugation in a history
that has oppressed, exploited and destroyed countless numbers
of indigenous peoples throughout the world.
- My Fairwell Letter To The Taino People in the Year
- From Pedro Guanikeyu Torres, 1 January 2001. Cacique (Chief)
Pedro Guanikeyu Torres tends his resignation as cacique of
the Jatibonicu Taino Tribe of Boriken and New Jersery.
- From Taino-L, 3 January 2001. Six letters to the Taino-L
expressing regret for Cacique Pedro Torres' resignation and
appreciation for his contributions to the Taino revival.
- The Closing of the Taino Inter-Tribal Council
- From the staff, 7 January 2001. The Taino Inter-Tribal Council
educational and cultural non-profit organization will close its
doors in January 2001 and be placed in a state of inactivity
until further notice. The reasons for this decision.