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.