Tribal Government of the
Jatibonicu Taino People of Puerto Rico

The Great Seal of the Jatibonicu Taino Tribal Nation of Borikén

This Is An Official American Indian Tribal Government Web Site

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"ONE PEOPLE, ONE NATION, WITH ONE DESTINY"

Taino Flag

The Flag of The Jatibonicu Taino Tribal Nation of Borikén

The Taino Tribal Council of Jatibonicu
Jatibonicu' Taino Tribe of Borikén
"Great People of The Sacred High Waters"
The MounTAINOus Region of Borikén Puerto Rico

The Colibri Hummingbird is the Sacred Totem
of the Taino Tribe of Jatibonicu'

A Jatibonicu Taino Island Girl from the town
of Morovis of the Jatibonicu Region

Tau Ah Taiguey Guaitiao - Hello And Good Day Friends

We of the tribe of Jatibonicu' and its Tribal Council of Elders and tribal members, extend to you a very warm Taino greeting. We who are the original people of the Island of Borikén (Puerto Rico), do hereby officially welcome you to our Boriken island homeland and our Taino tribal nation home page.

This tribal web site is a humble tribute to our honored Taino ancestor Cacike Orocobix (Principal Chief, Remembrance of the First Mountain) of the tribe of Jatibonicu' and its Taino people. We of the Jatibonicu' tribe are known as the "Great People of the Sacred High Waters". Our tribe is located in the central mountain range of the island of Borikén. Our traditional Jatibonicu' tribal homeland, has a year long refreshing climate and is well known for its many lovely flowers and mounTAINOus sites. Come visit with us to the place of our birth and experience the warm Jibaro hospitality of the Jatibonicu Taino Boricua Native American Indian people of this quaint remote central mountain region.

Gua Yucayeke Jatibonicu - The Village of Jatibonicu

Some Jatibonicu' Taino Tribal History of Borikén

Our traditional Jatibonicu Taino tribal homeland is composed of one very large central mountain territory. This tribal land base or region, in the past was divided into three smaller villages by the former regional Governor of Puerto Rico Don Diego Colon of the Spanish colonial Government of Spain. In the 1500's the Jatibonicu tribal homeland consisted of three villages known as Yucayeques (villages). These villages are known today as the local municipalities of Orocovis, Morovis, Barranquitas and Aibonito. In Jatibonicu's territorial history, the colonial Government of Spain would come to further geographically divide this region. They would establish or create a fourth (4) village known as Morovis, from one of the barrios or boroughs of the village that was formerly known by the Taino name of "Barros". The village of Barros was officially renamed to Orocovis to honor the memory of Principal Chief Orocobix in the year 1825. These pueblos or villages are located in the Central Mountain Range of what is known today as La Cordillera Central (The Central Mountain Range). Let us now depart on this enjoyable yet historical voyage of our beautiful island region of Borikén (The Land of the Valiant & Noble Lord), that is known today by its Spanish colonial name of Puerto Rico.

Our Jatibonicu Taino Cultural Heritage

The Taino Indian Cultural Information Brochure

Taino Tribal Affairs Public Announcements

Our Tribal Government's viewpoint on Sovereignty and the official recognition of legitimate American Indian tribes and nations.

WE THE TAINO PEOPLE OF BORIKÉN ARE STILL HERE

500 Years of Oppression 500 Years of Taino Resistance

TAINO INDIAN MOVEMENT OF BORIKÉN PUERTO RICO

A Letter To The Puerto Rican People

This is an old 1977 picture of Elder Pedro Guanikeyu Torres at the young age of 26

A picture of Cacique Ciba Guanikeyu Then and Now

This hightly respected gray haired elder who was born in Orocovis Puerto Rico, is still struggling for our tribal rights as the FIRST BORICUAs, the indigenous island people of Borikén. Presently this Tribal Elder at the age 59, stands within the crossroads of the four winds as a symbol of Taino Indigenous freedom. Thus in my view and in the thoughts of other Taino tribal members, through his years of dedication and via his noble 46 years of struggling for his people, has thus proven to be a relentless warrior in the Taino people's struggle for the preservation of our Taino indigenous culture and its ethnic heritage.

Nitayno-chief Carlos Oroconi Rodriguez
The Taino Tribal Council of Jatibonicu', Orocovis, Puerto Rico

Mountainous Region of Orocovis, Morovis, Barranquitas & Aibonito

Taino Flag

Flag of The Jatibonicu Taino Tribal Nation of Borikén

A Map of the 17 Taino Tribes and their Principal Chiefs in the Year 1493
"The Jatibonicu Tribal Homeland is the Heart of the Motherland Borikén"

DOCUMENTS OF THE TAINO TRIBE OF JATIBONICU OF BORIKÉN

Document 1. History of the Taino Tribe of Jatibonicu'

Document 2. Taino Tribal Constitution and Tribal Laws

Document 3. Meaning of Our Jatibonicu' Tribal Name

Document 4. The Jatibonicu Tribal Sacred Ceremonial Objects

RELATED TAINO HISTORIC DOCUMENTS

Document 1. History of Puerto Rico Tainos De Borikén (Taino Census)

Document 2. Pre-Columbian And Contemporary Taino Art Exhibit 1973

Document 3. The 1898 Removal of Tainos to US American Indian Schools

Document 4. The Taino Prayer: The Our Father In The Taino Indian Language

Document 5. The Historic Flag of The Jatibonicu Taino Tribal Nation of Borikén

Document 6. Certificate of Recognition from the United States Census Bureau to The Jatibonicu Taino Tribal Nation In The Year 2000

Document 7. New DNA Research shows that Tainos Survived in Puerto Rico

Various Published Books On The Taino Indians of Borikén and The Caribbean

COMING SOON OUR ONLINE JATIBONICU TAINO TRIBAL MUSEUM AND LIBRARY

The Jatibonicu Taino Tribal Museum And Library

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A BRIEF TOUR OF THE JATIBONICU VILLAGE

  • A Picture Of The Town of Aibonito And Some Directions To The Town
  • A view of the Mountains of Jatibonicu
  • The Leaning Rock Of Barrio Algarrobo
  • A Look At The Sacred Yunke RainForest
  • A Picture of The Mountain Town Of Orocovis, Puerto Rico
  • The Meaning of The Great 3 Colored Rainbow of Jatibonicu'
  • The Legend Of Itaba The Crying Taino Indian Maiden of Jatibonicu'
  • The Legend Keeper's Accounts of The Noble Family of Chief Orocobix
  • The Towns of Orocovis, Morovis, Barranquitas, Aibonito And Other Cities
  • Dona Varin from Morovis Works on her Traditional Red Capa Style Taino Bowls

    EXPANDED TOUR OF THE JATIBONICU REGION

    Tribal Government of The Jatibonicu Taino Tribal Nation

    TRIBAL COUNCIL GOVERNMENT CONTACT INFORMATION



    Information On Jatibonicu Taino Tribal Enrollment

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