EVENTS // EVENTOS
Sunday, September 20, 2020
On Sunday, 9/20/20, we will be out on the streets in NYC to demand Climate Justice through Racial Justice. Please wear a mask if you would like to come out to support. The United Confederation of Taíno People is a co-organizer and co-sponsor of this event.
Areyto Nacional, Sabado, 11 de julio del 2020, 11:00 AM, Capitolio de Puerto Rico, lado norte
A local manifestation to call for the removal of colonial icons in Borikén (Puerto Rico). The United Confederation of Taíno people is a co-sponsor of this event.
DISMANTLE NOW! BIPOC SOLIDARITY AGAINST WHITE SUPREMACY: MARCH + ART ACTION
WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2020 AT 3 PM
Location: Faneuil Hall to Boston City Hall Plaza. March + Art Action. B.Y.O.S. (Bring Your Own Shade) Because we are holding this action at the start of July, we are encouraging all participants to bring umbrellas and hand fans in lieu of signage. Umbrellas and fans should be decorated with messages in solidarity with the demands. The United Confederation of Taíno People is a co-sponsor of this event.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 5 PM – 7 PM
In solidarity with calls for racial justice across the United States, including the removal of statues and monuments that convey racist symbolism, the IPDNYC Committee is convening a solidarity action starting at Columbus Circle in NYC at 5PM on Tuesday, 30 June 2020. The United Confederation of Taíno People is a co-organizer of this event.
Friday, May 22, 2020 at 5 PM – 7:30 PM
Objetivo del webinario: Discutir con el pueblo Indígena Taíno, Jíbaro y Borikua en general, la importancia de la Soberanía y Seguridad Alimentaria, particularmente como Isleños y como colonia, en tiempos de COVID19 y la temporada de huracanes que se avecina en el Caribe. La Confederación Unida de Pueblos Taínos es coorganizadora de este evento. Para inscribirse vía Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/s/81802835997.
Observe Genocide Prevention Month in Boston! Many thanks to the co-sponsors of the 7th Annual Walk Against Genocide including United Confederation of Taino People
466 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10017-3125, Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 4 PM – 5 PM
We'll be rising in solidarity with Indigenous supporters, organizations in the city taking action to support, allies, accomplices, and relatives to send a clear message to the Canadian Government: We're rising with the Wet'suwet'en. We will do everything in our power to ensure their rights. Dress warmly and bring your messages of solidarity and support! *This event is organized by the IPDNYC Committee.
Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, Saturday, November 9, 2019, Mashantucket, CT
The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center in Mashantucket, CT held its annual “Honoring Veterans Pow Wow” on Saturday, November 9, 2019. The event honored veterans with traditional song, dance, and arts. UCTP Liaison Officer Angel "Lionheart" Ortiz will be representing the Confederation at this event.
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.
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY PHILLY 2019 (IPD PHILLY)
11:00AM – 5:00PM on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at Penn Treaty Park (1301 N. Beach St.), Philadelphia, PA
A family-friendly, Indigenous art and culture celebration that will take place from 11:00AM – 5:00PM on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at Penn Treaty Park (1301 N. Beach St.). The Indigenous resistance of the Taíno people began on October 12, 1492, and Tai Pelli, a representative of the United Confederation of Taíno People will be one of IPD Philly's featured speakers.
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 email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.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
A side event held in conjunction with the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at United Nations Headquarters in NYC. 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 email@example.com 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.
BEAR MOUNTAIN POW WOW
Saturday, August 3rd, Sunday, August 4, 2019, Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, in Stony Point, New York
The Annual Bear Mountain Powwow will be held at Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, in Stony Point, New York. A Grand Entry of Dancers begins at 1 p.m. and again at 5 p.m., rain or shine. The event is open to the public who are welcome to bring lawn chairs. The Bear Mountain Powwow is hosted by the Redhawk Native American Arts Council. For more information contact or you can visit the Redhawk Native American Arts Council’s website at https://redhawkcouncil.org/. Look for performances of the Kasibahagua Taino Cultural Society
Sunday, July 28, 2019, Boston City Hall Plaza
The 52nd annual Puerto Rican Festival will be held on Sunday, July 28, 2019, at Boston City Hall Plaza. The day will begin with a parade whose route began in Copley Square and ended at City Plaza. A delegation of Taíno people is being organized by Chali’naru Dones, a representative of the United Confederation of Taíno People. Contact for more information.
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
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 JUSTICE
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 firstname.lastname@example.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. UCTP Representative Tai Pellicier is one of the speakers.
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.
Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 8 PM – 11 PM, UTEC, 35 Warren St (main program center), Lowell, Massachusetts
A locally organized fundraiser to help the people of Borikén (Puerto Rico) following the devastation of Hurricane Maria took place at UTEC in Lowell, Massachusetts on March 22, 2018. All the funds collected were contributed to support the Hurricane Maria Community Recovery Fund established by the United Confederation of Taíno People, a 501c3 organization that focuses its work primarily on the indigenous Taíno People of Caribbean. For more info see the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/409501326155880/
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/
HONORING THE ANCESTORS CEREMONY: TAÍNO IUKAIEKE GUAINÍA AND THE KANEY SPIRITUAL CIRCLE
October 28, 2017, Brook Park, 141 St. & Brook Ave., Bronx, NY
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 email@example.com. All participants are requested to consider bringing food to share following the conclusion of the ceremony.
Community Recovery Fund, please visit:
Boston, Massachusetts, December 1, 2017
In conjunction with World AIDS Day/ A Day With(Out) Art, “Medicine Wheel,” a 24-hour vigil with a major art installation brought together a diverse representation of society to commemorate the tragedy of the AIDS epidemic, or any loss, in their own communities and worldwide. Among the 1000 artists and community members taking part in vigil will be Patricia Chali'naru Dones and her son Vinny Tata'niki Dones, members of the Guainía Taino Tribe. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
AN ALTERNATE TO COLUMBUS DAY: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY NYC
Randalls Island, New York, NY 10035, United State
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.
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INDIGENOUS MEET AND GREET: KARAO CULTURAL GROUP FROM GUYANA
September 5, 2017, 6:30 PM - 9 PM, American Indian Community House, 39 Eldridge Street, 4th Floor, New York, New York 10002
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
UCTP GOVERNING BOARD MEETING
February 6, 2017, Start time 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 at email@example.com. Begins at 9pm (EST).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
TEACHING AND TAÍNO FALL EQUINOX CEREMONY
Sept. 17, 2016, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
TAINO DACA (I AM) FILM - ADVANCED SCREENING EVENT
Sunday, May 15, 2016 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
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
TAINO HEADDRESS WEAVING WORKSHOP
Oueens, NY, 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 email@example.com to confirm your attendance must be received by January 27.