|An End of the Year Appeal...|
|Tuesday, 27 December 2011|
Takahi guaitiao (Greetings relatives),
On behalf of the United Confederation of Taino People (UCTP), I am writing to request your support of our work as a New Year approaches.
As in previous years, the UCTP has tried to keep you informed of events, new research, and important issues facing Taino and other Caribbean Indigenous Peoples through our online and print network. In the process, The UCTP Taino News Network continues to grow into one of the most influential information services for contemporary Taino People.
The UCTP also remains at the forefront of advocacy concerning our basic human rights. This year, the UCTP continued its precedent-setting work engaging the United Nations system at the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and the U.N Climate Change Conference.
Our work this past year has led to successful collaborations with the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian, Charleston Carifest (S.C.), Valencia College (Orlando, Florida), the American Indian Association of Florida, the University of South Florida, Representative Victor Vassallo (Ponce/Jayuya, Puerto Rico), and the Mashantucket Pequot Nation. Then there is our continuing work with the U.S. Census Bureau to get them to address the problem of the equitable representation of Taino descendants in their tabulations.
As we prepare for the work ahead in 2012, we can sincerely use your assistance. To support the important work of UCTP, I urge you to please consider making a contribution today in whatever amount you can afford.
You can make a donation by visiting www.uctp.org and clicking on "Donation".
Another way to donate is through the mail. You can send us a check or money order made out to the "UCTP" to the following address:
United Confederation of Taino People
Office of International Relations and Regional Coordination
PO Box 4515
New York, NY 10163
The UCTP is aware that you receive many appeals for contributions all year long. What is different with UCTP is that your donation will have a major impact on our continued development as a premier Caribbean indigenous institution and our ability to fight the good fight for our people. We are counting on your support.
Hahom (Thank you),
Roberto "Mukaro" Borrero