Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean | Taíno: herencia e identidad indígena en el Caribe

Open to: All teachers.

Opportunity at a Glance: More is known about Christopher Columbus than about the Taíno peoples he encountered on the island Guanahaní in 1492. The Taíno, Arawak-speaking peoples found throughout the Spanish Caribbean, suffered greatly from colonization, enslavement, and disease, but they are still a vibrant presence there and beyond. Explore the living Native legacies of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean with curator Ranald Woodaman and explore ways the Taíno people, both in the Caribbean and in the United States (including New York City), continue the rich legacy of their ancestors. This opportunity is eligible for CTLE credits.

Key dates: Thursday, April 11, 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Location: National Museum of the American Indian in New York, One Bowling Green, NY, NY 10004.

Registration deadline: April 5.

For more information: Contact Joy Liu, liuj@si.edu, 212.514.3710.