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EVENTS // EVENTOS

Indigenous Peoples Day 2019 in NYC

October 13, 2019, 1130 am - 10pm // October 14, 2019 7:00 am - 3pm

An annual UCTP co-sponsored alternative to Columbus Day celebrated in NYC​. Indigenous cultural presentations, speakers, artisans and vendors, Native Foods, and more. October 13-14, ICHAN Stadium, Randalls Island, NY. Sunrise ceremony 7am on October 14. The event takes place BEHIND ICHAN Stadium.

Global Climate Strike

September 20, 2019 

This is a massive Youth-led initiative to raise awareness and demand change and action in response to the global climate crisis. The UCTP is a co-sponsor and will organize a Taíno delegation to participate with other Indigenous Peoples at the March and Rally. The March will begin at Foley Square, NYC. For information contact oirrc@uctp.org. 

UCTP Liaisons and Representatives Meeting

June 30, 2019, 8:00 pm (EST)

​​Quarterly Conference Call of the UCTP Liaison Officers and Representatives. This is a closed-call. Please contact UCTP President for Agenda of the Meeting and call-in number, mukaro@uctp.org. Meeting begins at 8pm (EST). 

First Annual Children's Areito

June 22, 20219, 12 noon - 5:00 pm, Brook Park, 141 St. & Brook Ave, Bronx, NY

Organized by UCTP member organization Bohio Atabei Taíno Womens Circle, this program will feature Taíno songs, dances, educational activities, intergenerational sharing, hands-on workshops and opportunities to interact with Taíno and other leaders of indigenous peoples. This event is endorsed by the United Confederation of Taíno People. 

Indigenous Peoples and Oceans

Sept. 23, 2023 at 11am

A side event held in conjunction with the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. This is a UCTP co-sponsored event and UCTP President Roberto Borrero is one of the featured speakers. For information on how to access this event, please contact oirrc@uctp.org by April 2019

Indigenous Peoples March and Rally

January 18, 2019, Washington D.C., 6:am - 5 pm

Join in this solidarity March and Rally for Indigenous Peoples in Washington D.C. the day before the Women's March. Get more info at and please consider donating to the event at https://indigenouspeoplesmovement.com/donate. 

UCTP Liaisons and Representatives Meeting

January 9, 2019, 08:00 pm (EST)
 

Join in this solidarity March and Rally for Indigenous Peoples in Washington D.C. the day before the Women's March. Get more info at and please consider donating to the event at https://indigenouspeoplesmovement.com/donate. 

Indigenous Peoples Days in NYC

October 7, 2018, 12:00 pm - 6 pm, October 8, 2018, 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

​​4th annual, UCTP co-sponsored, two-day event: Indigenous cultural presentations, speakers, artisans and vendors, Native Foods, and more. October 7-8, ICHAN Stadium, Randalls Island, NY. Sunrise ceremony 7am on October 8. 

Community Gathering: Our Power Puerto Rico

September 20, 2018, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Union Square, NY

​On Sept. 20th 2018 at 6pm in Union Square Park, NY, demand a just recovery for Borikén (Puerto Rico). Speakers included UCTP President Roberto Múkaro Borrero, Alexadria Ocasio-Cortez, Naomi Klien, La Bruja Caridad de la Luz, and more.

We Rise: March for Climate, Jobs, and Justic

September 6, 2018, Gather at 5:30 pm, Battery Park, NY

Sept. 6, 5:30 pm, Battery Park, NY: UCTP President Roberto Mukaro Borrero will be a speaker at the opening and Taíno youth will participate in an indigenous contingent at the March. This is a UCTP co-sponsored event. For information on how you can participate, please contact oirrc@uctp.org

Taino: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean

July 28, 2018, National Museum of the American Indian, Bowling Green, NY

After several years of development, the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian and the Smithsonian Latino Center will open TAINO, an exhibition focusing on Caribbean Indigenous Culture and heritage on July 28, 2018 - October 2019. The United Confederation of Taíno People is featured in the exhibition focus on contemporary Taíno manifestations of Taíno culture and advocacy. Exhibition location: National Museum of the American Indian, One Bowling Green, NY.

Caribbean Indigenous Peoples: An Introduction to Taíno Culture

March 24, 2018, Holyoke Public Library, Holyoke, Massachusetts, 2:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Roberto "Múkaro" Borrero is a Taíno community leader, an accomplished musician, and artist, as well as an internationally respected advocate for the rights of Indigenous Peoples. He is currently the President of the United Confederation of Taíno People and, on behalf of the International Indian Treaty Council, he is a co-convener for the Indigenous Peoples Major Group on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. On Saturday, March 24, Mr. Borrero will present a lecture on Taíno history and culture, which will span from before the arrival of Columbus to contemporary affirmations of Taíno heritage. The Taíno were the first Indigenous Peoples of the Western Hemisphere to be called "Indians." A question and answer period will follow this special presentation.  Learn more about this event by clicking here. 

The Inaugural Taino Spiritual Run hosted by Sankofie: Celebrating our indigenous ancestors

March 12 - 20, 2018, Kingston, Jamaica

Run Taíno Run!!! Beginning in Kingston, Jamaica & St. Andrew and ending in St. Ann on Taino Day (March 20, 2018). Community Days at Source Farm Foundation and Eco-Village, John's Town, St. Thomas, Charles Town, Portland, and Rio Nuevo Village, St. Mary. For a schedule of events and more info visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/379352862538206/

October 28, 2017, Brook Park, 141 St. & Brook Ave., Bronx, NY 

Honoring the Ancestors Ceremony: Taíno Iukaieke Guainía and the Kaney Spiritual Circle

Join the Guainia Taíno Community and the Kaney Spiritual Circle for a special outdoor ceremonial gathering to invoke and honor the memory of those who have crossed over before us to the next world. We will also send prayers for strength, healing, and recovery to all those affected by Hurricane Maria and the recent earthquakes in Mexico. If you wish you may bring a small photocopy image of a loved one to be included in the sacred fire. If you have a drum or a rattle, please bring it with you as we will raise our voices in song and prayer. The organizers will also open the space for the collection of the following items below as a contribution to the hurricane relief efforts underway. Donations for the UCTP Hurricane Maria: Community Recovery Fund will also be accepted via cash or credit card. A guanara purification ceremony will also be held. If you want more information on this, please contact roberto@treatycouncil.org. All participants are requested to consider bringing food to share following the conclusion of the ceremony.
Community Recovery Fund, please visit: 

https://www.youcaring.com/communitymembersaffectedbyhurricanemaria-983428

Randalls Island, New York, NY 10035, United States

An Alternate to Columbus Day: Indigenous Peoples Day NYC

3rd Annual Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration: Honoring Water Protectors, Indigenous Music: Dance; Song; Spoken Word; Native Artworks; Art Vendors; Information booths, and food! The Kasibahagua Taíno Cultural Society will perform. 
See Facebook event page at: http://bit.ly/2xC9B9z 

September 5,  2017, 6:30 PM - 9 PM, American Indian Community House, 39 Eldridge Street, 4th Floor, New York, New York 10002

Indigenous Meet and Greet: Karao Cultural Group from Guyana

Join us for a special evening of indigenous cultural exchange as we come together to recognize and celebrate the visit of Guyanese indigenous cultural ambassadors - Karao. The Karao Cultural Group will share indigenous song and dances from the Rupununi region of Guyana and other invited Indigenous Peoples will come to share in solidarity. The gathering is free, but if possible, please bring food to share. For more information on this event, please contact oirrc@uctp.org

Charla Educativa: Taino

October 16, 2016, Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 3 PM - 5 PM

UCTP Liaison officer Tai Pellicier will give an educational talk on Taino people of the Caribbean. Suggested donation $5


Location: Arte Borikua Cultura Viva, Orlando, Florida 32807. A Public Event hosted by Arte Borikua Cultura Viva and United Confederation of Taino People. Contact: arteborikua@yahoo.com or call (407) 953-5185

Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration: Rethinking Columbus

October 10, 2016, 7 Am - 4pm 

The 2nd annual "Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration: Rethinking Columbus" is a festival attracting Native American artists, educators, singers, dancers and performing groups from across the Americas. On Monday October 10, we choose to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day rather than Columbus Day. We are redefining this day to celebrate the rich cultures and histories of Indigenous Peoples in the Americas, rather than a day dedicated to the forced colonization of native peoples. This day will start with a Sunrise Ceremony at 7am followed by cultural presentations, spoken word, and reflections from local and international indigenous leaders. It will be a day of healing, sharing and celebrating indigeneity. At 12noon there will be a special prayer in solidarity with and update on the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their efforts to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. For more information or directions contact oirrc@uctp.org

Teaching and Taíno Fall Equinox Ceremony

Sept. 17, 2017, Casselberry, Florida

Taíno Peoples in Florida will be celebrating our Teaching and Taíno Fall Equinnox Ceremony on Saturday, September 17th, 2016. We will be Red Bug Lake Park at 3600 Red Bug Lake Rd, Casselberry, Florida 32707 at 1:00PM.El Pueblo Taíno en Florida estará celebrando enseñanza y Ceremonia de Equinoquio de Otoño el sábado 17 de septiembre de 2016. Nos reuniremos en el Red Bug Lake Park (3600 Red Bug Lake Rd, Casselberry, Florida) a la 1:00PM.Organizers: Tai Pelli & Joey Karei Kumaha'manigua, UCTP Liaison Officers, Florida: taipelli21@gmail.com

Taino Daca (I am) Film - Advanced Screening Event

Sunday, May 15 at 1 PM - 5 PM

Sneak Preview Screening: TAINO DACA (I AM) is Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Zacarias' latest work, which not only challenges the myth of indigenous Taino extinction in the Caribbean, but explores some of the impacts of the over 500 year cycle of colonialism that began with Christopher Columbus' arrival to the Western Hemisphere. The film documents the personal journey of a contemporary and charismatic Taino leader at the forefront of an international movement affirming Taino culture, heritage, and human rights across the Caribbean and the Diaspora. SEATING IS LIMITED.
Location: Casabe House - 150 E. 121st St Between Lexington Ave. and 3rd Ave., New York, NY 10035

Contact: oirrc@uctp.org

UCTP Governing Board Meeting

January 6, 2016, 9 PM

​Quarterly Conference Call of the UCTP's International Governing Board Members. This is a closed call. Please contact UCTP President for Agenda of the Meeting and call-in number. Begins at 9pm (EST). 

Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration: Rethinking Columbus

7:00 PM - 3:00 PM, October 12, 2015

Indigenous Peoples Day Native American Festival is a festival/Powwow attracting over 500 Native American artists, educators, singers, dancers and performing groups from across the Americas. On Monday, October 12, we choose to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day rather than Columbus Day. We are redefining this day to celebrate the rich cultures and histories of Indigenous Peoples in the Americas, rather than a day dedicated to the forced colonization of native peoples. This day will start with a Sunrise Ceremony followed by cultural presentations, spoken word, and reflections from local and international indigenous leaders. It will be a day of healing, sharing and celebrating indigeneity. For more info contact the UCTP at oirrc@uctp.org. 

2nd Annual Brook Park Indigenous Peoples Festival

August 9, 2015, Brook Park, 141 Street & Brook Ave, Bronx, NY

​In recognition of the United Nations International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, please join us for a day of family fun and solidarity among diverse communities. Indigenous educational cultural presentations, spoken word, special guest speakers, indigenous arts and crafts, information on local and international environmental initiatives, and more… The is a UCTP cosponsored event with the NGO Committee on the International Decade of the World's Indigenous Peoples. For more information contact the UCTP at oirrc@uctp.org

Taino Headdress Weaving Workshop

January 31, 2015, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A 2-Day Taino headdress weaving workshop will be led by Lizzy Sarobey of Boriken (Puerto Rico) an Saturday, January 31st and Sunday, February 1st. The workshop will begin at 1pm-5pm SHARP. This is a UCTP event and those interested must RSVP to inaru2003@yahoo.com to confirm your attendance must be received by January 27.