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(Originally aired 08-28-00)

Roberto Mucaro Borrero

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Roger Atihiuabaneex Hernandez

United Confederation of Taino People

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The program can be viewed in its entirety by clicking the you tube link below:

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More about: ROBERTO MUCARO BORRERO & Roger Atihiuabancex Hernandez

ROBERTO MUCARO BORRERO (Taíno) "An historian, artist, musician, writer, and storyteller, Roberto Múcaro Borrero is one of only a handful of actual Taíno descendants in the world who are considered leading authorities on ancient Taíno Indian culture." - Thirteen/WNET . Mr. Borrero's work, which is dedicated to his Boriken Taíno Indian heritage, has been presented throughout the United States at major universities, colleges, and grade schools and at such notable institutions as: the United Nations; the American Museum of Natural History, in New York; the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, in New York; the Institute for American Indian Studies in Connecticut; the Staten Island Children's Museum, New York; El Museo Del Barrio, in New York; Plymouth Plantation, in Massachusetts and the Institute for Community Research, in Connecticut. He has also performed internationally at numerous cultural festivals such as the National Indigenous Festival of Jayuya, in Jayuya, Puerto Rico; the Nigan-Girra Festival, in Australia; the Umbuto Village Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa; and the World Conference of Elders of the Spiritual Traditions in Mumbai (Bombay), India.

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Roberto Mucaro Borrero (Taino)

ROBERTO MUCARO BORRERO (Taíno)

"An historian, artist, musician, writer, and storyteller, Roberto Múcaro Borrero is one of only a handful of actual Taíno descendants in the world who are considered leading authorities on ancient Taíno Indian culture." - Thirteen/WNET

Mr. Borrero's work, which is dedicated to his Boriken Taíno Indian heritage, has been presented throughout the United States at major universities, colleges, and grade schools and at such notable institutions as: the United Nations; the American Museum of Natural History, in New York; the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, in New York; the Institute for American Indian Studies in Connecticut; the Staten Island Children's Museum, New York; El Museo Del Barrio, in New York; Plymouth Plantation, in Massachusetts and the Institute for Community Research, in Connecticut. He has also performed internationally at numerous cultural festivals such as the National Indigenous Festival of Jayuya, in Jayuya, Puerto Rico; the Nigan-Girra Festival, in Australia; the Umbuto Village Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa; and the World Conference of Elders of the Spiritual Traditions in Mumbai (Bombay), India.

In recognition of his dedication to Taíno ritual and spiritual tradition, Mr. Borrero has also been honored as a guest speaker and discussion panelist at prominent events and gatherings, which have included: "The Interfaith Seminar" hosted by the New York Interfaith Council (1996); "Values of Indigenous Peoples in Relationship to the Habitat Agenda" sponsored by the Values Caucus at the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements - Third Preparatory Committee (1997); "One Heart, One Mind - First Peoples Annual Prayer Vigil," hosted by The Circle and the Native American Youth Alliance, Washington DC (1997, 2001); "Belonging to Mother Earth Indigenous Wisdom and Healing" hosted by the Institute for Global Education and the Association for Research and Enlightenment in Virginia Beach, VA (1998); "Voice of Mother Earth Conference" hosted by the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, Presencia Taína and the Long Island Native America Task Force in NY (1998-99); "Earth Values: Strategies to Save the Earth" sponsored by the Earth Values Caucus during the Second Preparatory Conference for the United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development (2002) in NY; "Our Home on Native Land" spnsored by the Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Network and McGill University (2003) in Montreal, Canada; and the "Experience Festival" (2004) hosted by the Golden Age Foundation in Chennai (Madras), India.

From 1998-2000, he co-hosted and produced the Circle of Red Nations radio program, which aired on Pacifica's WBAI - 99.5 FM, and he has appeared on television, and film. Mr. Borrero appeared in and was a key advisor during the production of PBS/BBC's Spirits of the Jaguar, a four-part mini-series on featured on NATURE, illustrating how the natural history of Central America and the Caribbean helped shape the evolution of their extraordinary civilizations.

In 1995, Mr. Borrero was a recipient of an artist grant awarded by the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and the New York State Council of the Arts.

Mr. Borrero's leadership role and community involvement is long-standing and well respected. In 1994, he was appointed the United States representative of the Consejo General De Taínos Borincanos, a non-profit Indigenous organization based in Borikén (Puerto Rico), whose members include Taíno community leaders, families, and individuals working toward a renaissance of the Taíno culture and heritage. Mr. Borrero is currently the President of the United Confederation of Taíno People, Inc., an international indigenous leadership initiative founded in 1998 with representatives throughout the Caribbean and the United States.

Since 1992, Mr. Borrero has served on the United Nations Non-Governmental Organization Committee (NGO) of the International Year and Decade of the World's Indigenous Peoples. In 2000, he was elected Chairperson of this Special Committee of the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations (CONGO) accredited to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Mr. Borrero currently serves as the Alternative United Nations representative for the UNDPI/ECOSOC accredited NGO, the Wittenberg Center for Alternative Resources.

In August, 1995, Mr. Borrero was a member of a prominent delegation of Indigenous People from around the world selected to represent their communities at the first official commemoration of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples held at United Nations Headquarters. Since this first observance, Mr. Borrero has been invited by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to serve as Master of Ceremonies and panel moderator for subsequent observances of this annual event.

In 1997, Mr. Borrero was a consultant for two precedent setting exhibitions focusing on Pre and Post-Columbian Taíno culture and heritage: Herencia Taína: Legacy and Life at the Institute for Community Research, Hartford, CT and The Taíno Legacy at EL Museo del Barrio, New York, NY. For the United Confederation of Taíno People, Mr. Borrero curated 508 Years: The Taíno Presence in Borikén and Beyond, a traveling exhibition (2001-2002) featured at the American Museum of Natural History, The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, and the Adverse Possession Gallery.

Demonstrating the respect for his scholarship in the field of Caribbean Indigenous Studies, Mr. Borrero's precedent-setting essay Rethinking Taíno: A Taíno Perspective was published in 1999 by the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College in New York. This publication was re-released in 2001 and distributed by Marcus Wiener Publications. In March of 2000, he was a contributing consultant for a Microsoft - Encarta Encyclopedia project focusing on Taíno ethno-history and linguistics. In 2001, Mr. Borrero was named a Humanities Scholar in Residence by National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

From an international list of applicants, Mr. Borrero was one of twenty persons selected to attend the 2001 session of International Training Center for Indigenous Peoples in Sisimuit, Greenland. In 2003, he received a fellowship from the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Secretariat to attend the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva, Switzerland.

Roberto Múcaro Borrero is currently on staff at the American Museum of Natural History as the Indigenous and Native American Program Coordinator for the Department of Education.

Far further Information, please contact him at:

(212) 604-4186
or
email:
uctp_ny@yahoo.com

 

 

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Individual programs can be viewed each week day

                 Channel 34 of the Time/Warner & Channel 82 of the  Host 
                       Cable Television Systems in Manhattan, New York.

The Program can now be viewed on the internet at time of cable casting at

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                  NOTE: You must adjust viewing to reflect NYC time

                   & click on "wATCH nOW" AND THEN CHANNEL 1 at site