To consolidate all descendants of First Peoples in Trinidad and Tobago; to work proactively with all communities who share the common interests of these indigenous traditions.

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Maintaining the “cassava culture”: preparation of cassava bread, farine, and cassareep, using traditional instruments such as the manare (sifter), the wareware (fan), the matapi or sebucán (strainer), and the aripo (griddle). Maintaining knowledge of using the terite reed in weaving the above mentioned manare and matapi, along with “finger catchers” (a woven, springy item...

The Santa Rosa First peoples Community wishes to thank the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the people of this great country for making its One-Off National Celebrations last Friday (October 13th) a great success.   Chief of the Santa Rosa First Peoples Community, Mr. Ricardo Bharath-Hernandez and Carib Queen Mrs. Jennifer Cassar, also...

The Warao still live in the Delta of the Orinoco. According to history, the first canoe and paddle were made by culture hero Haburi whose spirit still lives in exile on the Naparima Hill in South Trinidad. This hill represents the sacred mountain at the northern edge of the world of the Warao. Our Amerindians...

The mission was the most effective Spanish colonial institution for the pacification and hispanisation of our native peoples. Mission activity in Trinidad started between 1687 and 1691 with the establishment of eight Capuchin missions among the free native populations in central and south Trinidad. La Anunciata de Nazaret de Savana Grande, now Princes Town La...

During the Spanish colonial period, most of our Indigenous Peoples were organized into either Encomiendas or Missions. These were the two main institutions of Spanish control. The Encomienda was a grant of Indians given to early Spanish explorers as a reward and as a measure of continued control over conquered areas. It was deemed a good...

Our Amerindians were the earliest people to settle in Trinidad and Tobago and as such are celebrated as the First Peoples, the Indigenous Peoples of our twin-island nation. There were two periods of migration into the Caribbean from Central and South America: the archaic period from around 5000BC – 200BC and the saladoid period from...

The Santa Rosa First Peoples Community joins with the regional and international community in expressing our concern for the plight of the people and countries who have experienced the destruction caused by the recent Hurricanes. Such devastating hurricanes include Bret, Harvey, Irma and Jose, the Earthquakes in Mexico, and the most recent Hurricane “Maria” that has...

   ON BECOMING VISIBLE TOWARDS MEANINGFUL RECOGNITION NOT WITH “SPEAR, BOW AND ARROW” BUT WITH “PEN AND ADVOCACY” SPEECH BY CHIEF RICARDO BHARATH HERNANDEZ AT LAUNCH OF ACTIVITIES FOR ONE OFF PUBLIC HOLIDAY. WEDNESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2017 Before I begin my Address, I would like to express the concern of the First Peoples for the plight of the...

The First Peoples National Holiday Planning Committee invites the General Public to attend a series of lectures organized to provide information as the Nation prepares to celebrate the “One-Off” Public Holiday in recognition of the Contribution of the First Peoples in Trinidad and Tobago for National Development. The Lectures are as follows: Topic: The Nepuyo Chieftain...