The history of the Carib Peoples
of the Caribbean

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The Caribs in Dominica: Karifuna Cultural Group
By Kevin Menhinick, Caribbean Taino News Service, 12 January 1997. Dominica can boast the only remaining tribe of Carib Indians in the Caribbean. Around 500 years B.C., a group the Arawaks left the banks of the Orinoco River and travelled to the Caribbean islands, including Dominica. Here they lived for almost 1,000 years until they invaded and conquered by another group of Amerindians, the Caribs. [Publisher's note: Modern research demonistrates that the term Awawak refers to a language group, not a people, and that Native American Taino and Carib peoples survived on many islands of the Caribbean.]
Indigenous Peoples Welcome New Government Concessions
By Peter Richards, IPS, 12 July 2000. At the International Gathering in Trinidad and Toabago, Dominican Caribs will report the establishment of the Carib Model Village, while the Santa Rosa Carib community in Trinidad and Tobago will report that that government is moving to have Oct. 14 designated A Day of Recognition of the country's indigenous peoples. The gathering will seek to put in place an organised structure to address the concerns of indigenous peoples of this hemisphere, says Ricardo Hernandez-Bharath, president of the local Carib community.