U.S. Census Shows Increase in Borikén’s Indigenous Population

U.S. Census Shows Increase in Borikén’s Indigenous Population

Borikén/Puerto Rico (UCTP Taino News) – The 2010 U.S. Census count for Boriken (Puerto Rico) had some significant surprises. The census reveals a 48.8 percent gain over the last 2000 census in the American Indian category, which is a verifiable resurgence of indigenous affirmation among families on the island. With DNA research documenting the continuation […]

Opinion Editorial: Native Blood in Borikén (Puerto Rico)

Opinion Editorial: Native Blood in Borikén (Puerto Rico)

Posted by: “tainonews@uctp.org” tainonews@uctp.org la_voz_taino Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:37 pm (PST) UCTP Taino News – Many of us are by now aware that in the year 2000 a DNA study was done that proved scientifically the continued presence of Native American descendants in Borikén (Puerto Rico). The results of the study showed that approximately 62% of the […]

United Confederation of Taíno People

United Confederation of Taíno People

WE THE TAINO PEOPLE, determined to secure the blessings bestowed upon us by the Creator, with respect for our mother earth, each other, our elders and ancestors, affirming and safeguarding our Indigenous cultural heritage and spiritual traditions, and in dedication to our children and future generations, do hereby acknowledge and accept on this third day of […]

Monument to local carver nears completion in Jayuya

Monument to local carver nears completion in Jayuya

Jayuya, Boriken (UCTP Taino News) – Master carver and archeologist Robinson Urayoan Rosado is preparing a commemorative monument for renowned artisan Elpidio Collazo González “Maboití” at the Centro de Arte y Cultura Elpidio in Jayuya, Boriken (Puerto Rico). Collazo, who passed away last year, was one of the island’s most illustrious carvers of local bird […]