Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Oct. 14, 2007: Amerindian Heritage Day in Trinidad & Tobago

Many thanks to Cristo Adonis of the Santa Rosa Carib Community of Arima, Trinidad, for earlier this month sending the following program of activities for October 14, which is an annual day of recognition for Trinidad's indigenous cultural heritage.

Daily five minutes educational spots on radio: topics should include historical facts about the Amerindian community in Arima; place names; Hyarima; foods; medicinal herbs; customs; arts; crafts; etc.

Sunday October 14th
Opening Ceremony
Carib Centre in Arima
6:00 p.m.

Monday 15th October
Gathering at Hyarima Statue Indigenous ceremony followed by Procession through the streets of Arima to Lord Harris Square for all day Indigenous activities
7:00 a.m.

Tuesday 16th October
6:00 p.m.

Wednesday 17th October
Lectures on Local Community
Indigenous World View
Groups would appear in Tobago

Thursday 18th October
San Fernando Hill
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Friday 19th October
Workshop on Indigenous Spirituality & Languages
C.O.I.P. meeting (Caribbean Organization of Indigenous Peoples)
Carib Centre

Saturday 20th October
Visiting groups depart

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