Tekina-eiru' returns home to...
El Concilio Taíno Guatu-Ma-Cu A Borikén

El Día Taíno 2010
Jardín Botánico y Cultural de Caguas
July 25, 2010

THE PLACE TO BE SUMMER 2010 was with PRFDance Director Tekina-eirú Maynard as she returned home to her pueblo El Concilio Taino Guatu-Ma-Cu A Boriken. The wonderful memories will be forever written in her heart -- from great adventures in the mountains to unforgetable Areytos on the beaches and in the naturaleza of Boriken.

Enjoy these photos of El Concilio's annual homecoming event -- El Dia Taino -- that calls all our people home. Each year, members of our Pueblo come from across the island and from around the world for a chance to be together. This multiday event included a day of Areyto (ceremonial dance) in full native dress that was open to the public.

During this year's Areyto Tekina-eirú fullfilled her promise and brought home the gift of original corn that was given to the children of Boriken by the Kalpulli Tlalteca of Mesoamerica. As promised, the Maisi Cariaco was planted on sacred ground so that the prophesy of the Kalpulli Tlalteca could be fulfilled -- indigenous nations that were thought dead will come back to life. That will be one of the signs that their time had come.

Tekina-eirú is a proud blood descendant of the native Tainos who call the island Boriken. Tekina-eirú is mentored in traditions by the (Chief) Cacike Caciba Opil Veguilla. She is a Tekina in the Suania -- a Teacher of Taino traditions in the Americas, and a leader of ceremonial dance.

Regalo del Maisi Cariaco de Mesoamerica

Can't wait for next year!

Enjoy Dia de Taino 2011

Enjoy Dia de Taino 2010

Enjoy Dia de Taino 2009

Enjoy Dia de Taino 2008

Learn more about Taino Heritage

For more information:
Dr. Ana María Tekina-eirú Maynard
Puerto Rican Cultural Center
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