History Week to focus on Kalinago heritage

The Kalinagos are Dominica's indigenous people
The Kalinagos are Dominica’s indigenous people

Kalinago Heritage will be the focus of Dominica History Week.

The week is being observed from October 6 -10, 2014.

The main activities are a video presentation on Kalinago Heritage to be held at the Arawak House of Culture on Tuesday October 7 and an exhibition at Old Mill Cultural Centre on October 8 featuring Kalinago Art, Craft and Cuisine.

The exhibition will run for one week and schools and the general public are invited.

Schools around the island are also organizing various classroom-based activities and field trips to mark the week.

The Kalinago are Dominica’s indigenous people. Kalinago heritage in terms of language, place names, art and craft, boat building, fishing, cuisine and knowledge of the natural environment has greatly influenced Dominica’s present-day creole culture.

History Week is an annual event coordinated by the Division of Culture and the National Cultural Council to highlight a certain aspect of our history and heritage. It is held in October as part of the Independence programme of activities.

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4 Comments

  1. Ms Kubuli
    October 2, 2014

    #KalinagoNamechange

  2. Dominique
    October 1, 2014

    Give them some land of their own. They are the natives.

  3. Clayton Shillingford
    October 1, 2014

    Very useful to expose the citizenry and youth to that aspect of our history..

  4. October 1, 2014

    What a good idea I believe that it important to maintain ones culture. Keep it up

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