Kalinago cultural group to perform at CARICOM Reparations Commission Symposium

Karina Cultural group. File photo

The Karina Cultural Group from the Kalinago Territory will perform at a CARICOM Reparations Commission Symposium which is being held in Antigua and Barbuda today, Thursday, October 10, 2019.

The group is scheduled to take part in a cultural event that will form part of the one-day symposium being held at the Starfish Jolly Beach Hotel.

The cultural event will showcase the talents of the indigenous people in Dominica, as the CARICOM Reparations Commission will use this symposium as an opportunity to recognize and promote the reparatory justice concerns of indigenous people in the region.

Discover Dominica Authority (DDA), through the Dominica Reparations Committee, has provided sponsorship for the participation of the Karina Cultural Group at this event. DDA’s support will also act as a means of being aligned to this year’s theme, “Aspiring towards a culture of great governance”.

The CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) in collaboration with the Center for Reparation Research (CRR) and the Antigua and Barbuda Reparations Support Commission, is convening at this one-day symposium on the topic “Western Banking, Colonialism & Reparations”.

For more information on The Dominica Reparation Committee, contact Dr. Damien Dublin at 1 767 235 3136 or drntist1987@gmail.com

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7 Comments

  1. SN
    October 11, 2019

    Admin, is it Karina or Karifuna? I have always heard of Karifuna, but I don’t live on island so there could be another group.

    ADMIN: http://kalinagoterritory.com/culture/karina/

  2. Maybe
    October 11, 2019

    Love to see them perform they are the best

  3. Dr Clayton Shillingford
    October 11, 2019

    An admirable idea to bring attention and focus on the indigenous people of the region.. CARICOM is to be congratulated on this effort.

  4. Ibo France
    October 11, 2019

    I’m excited for the Kalingo people for every positive exposure and recognition that they get. They should be policies put in place to help them to empower themselves. They have a lot to offer culturally and otherwise.

  5. Roger Burnett
    October 11, 2019

    I stand firmly with the Kalinago people when it comes to preserving their skills, customs, lifestyle and authentic identity.

    But having said that, I question whether staged cultural performances are the best way of going about it.

    • Pablov
      October 14, 2019

      It’s purely symbolic, doe dig.

  6. JAH KAL
    October 10, 2019

    My my thats what Dominica has become people from the territory dress in red what about their natural colour they normally use to represent their people u mean they being use by skerrit we will find out later, what a shame cannot beleive that in 2019 u guys are being fool. 1.2billion missing don’t forget dat.

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