Chief Jorge Estevez : Taino History, Culture, and Contemporary Movements

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Chief Jorge Estevez : Taino History, Culture, and Contemporary Movements

Jorge Estevez (Taino) talks about the first Native Americans who encountered Christopher Columbus, debunks the' Myth of Taino Extinction', and the descendant-led movement of today.

Monday, October 15, 2018
4:30pm-6:00pm
Room 001, Rockefeller Center
Intended Audience(s): Public
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 Cacike/Chief Estevez will touch on the following topics of discussion:

  • Provide a brief historical context of pre and post-colonial contact in Kiskeya, modern-day Dominican Republic
  • Debunk the myth of 'Taino extinction'
  • Discuss how the notion of extinction affected Caribbean identity 
  • The Taino Movement then and now
  • In the 2010 US Census, approximately 20,000 Puerto Ricans identified as American Indian/Taino 
  • DNA evidence of genetic continuity
  • The new Taino Exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian of NYC
For more information, contact:
Bridget Herrera

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.