Events downtown

May 26

“From Hammocks to Hurricanes” Taíno Influence on Language & Culture
Location: 10 Mayo Street, Portland, Maine 04101, US
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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From hammocks to hurricanes, from popcorn to popular films, Taíno Indigenous influence on our language and culture is everywhere… though the Taíno people and their language were presumed lost for 500-plus years.

Join Priscilla Colón of Casa Areyto for an interactive presentation on the Taíno Indigenous origins of many of the words, foods, and traditions we practice, followed by a Q&A. You’ll also learn about amazing projects that are leading to the resurgence and revitalization of the Taíno Indigenous language and expanding awareness across cultures and continents.

Friday, May 26 at 6:30 PM (doors 6:00 PM), 90 minutes, with intermission.

Free to the public! Donations encouraged!

Artwork by Heather Flor Cron