Friday, March 08, 2013

Taino Flag

Did You Know: The flag of the United Confederation of Taíno People (UCTP) represents Taíno people “reaching out in solidarity” across the Caribbean Sea in all the sacred directions wherever their relatives can be found.  The original flag symbol was created in 1997 for the UCTP by artist Marie Crooke and further elaborated by artist Joe Leon. The UCTP flag is a part of the permanent collections of and displayed at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.; the Mashantucket Pequot Museum in Connecticut; the Institute of American Indian Arts in New Mexico; the Virgin Islands National Parks Service; and the Sami Parliament in Norway.  – UCTP Taino News (c) 2013

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