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- We are not extinct: Cuba's first nations
- By Dr. Jose Barreiro, American Indian Program, 17 May 1997.
In the eastern mountains of Cuba, region of Baracoa, Guatanamo
Province, there are several enclaves of indigenious comunity
culture that have survived 500 years of colonization. This
remote and yet culturally important area of Cuba has been
characterized by its historically rural quality and its
major historical import to Cuban movements of authocthonous
liberation. Some of these isolated Native groups have begun to
represent themselves within Cuba and to communicate with
other Native groups around the hemisphere.
- Museum Returns Bone Fragments to Cubans
- Seattle Times, [11 July 2002]. The
Smithsonian in Washington recognizes the right of the Taino
people of Cuba to the bones of seven Taino ancestors (brief).
- In the Cuban heartland, Elian and remembrances
- By Jose Barreiro, Taino Journal,
12 October 2001. Author in Cuba to interview Panchito Ramirez
Rojas, a mountain cacique of the Indocuban community at Caridad
de los Indios. On sculptured concrete abutments, copper
plaques are inscribed that commemorate heroes who made
contributions to social causes, including important American
Indians. In recent years on the eastern end of Cuba, annual
Indigenous Legacies of the Caribbean conferences. There
is a growing understanding in Cuba about the survival of
Taino-descendant people in various parts of the country.