Coming up live on “Columbus Day” – October 12th, 2015 at 11am est on Cafecito Break Podcast
We will be talking to Taino Chief Roman Guaraguaorix (Redhawk) Perez about Columbus Day… what that day really means, the history behind it, its impact, and more.
“Reconsider Columbus Day…”
About: Roman Guaraguaorix (Redhawk) Perez was born in the mountains of Kiskeya (Dominican Republic) and presently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
He is an accomplished indigenous Taino artist, lecturer, storyteller, drummer, singer and respected community/spiritual leader. He is the Kacike (chief) for Maisiti Yukayeke Taino; a tribe of the Taino Nation. Since 1990 Redhawk has participated in Vision Quest, Sundance, Sweat Lodges and Taino ceremonies; throughout his experiences, he has grown into the spiritual leader he is today.
Roman Guaraguaorix comes from a long linage of tobacco farmers and healers in his family. Roman works with the sacred tobacco to help people with there own healing physical ,spiritual and mental, helping open their own consciousness to the sacred plant..
He now facilitates and leads such ceremonies as; Vision Quest, Lodges and Taino ceremonies, he continues to use his indigenous teachings to help the people. Redhawk has done presentations on Northern and Taino native teachings at notable institutions, including major universities, public schools, The Peabody Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Art, and The Smithsonian Native American Museum and a certified fire starter for the White Bison recovery program, a program to help Native people deal with the grips of addiction.
Plesse see the following short video called Reconsider Columbus Day featuring Taino Chief, Roman Guaraguaorix Perez
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