Story from http://BookingsDominica.com. Published on http://hubpages.com/hub/Dominica-Carib-People …
Story from http://BookingsDominica.com. Published on http://hubpages.com/hub/Dominica-Carib-People
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Kalinago: a culture on the edge
Kent Auguiste, was my host and Taxi driver. A Carib/Kalinago by birth and by nature, he spend hours educating me on Kalinago folklore, and the experience of growing up as a Carib in Dominica. Not a happy story; deprived of education, and robbed of their sense of worth by religious doctrine, he says. "We all become Peter, Paul and Mary.
Our ancestral Kalinago names are lost now, a sad fate for the first people of this land, who have been here for 5000 years".
Kent was the prefect man for the job. He was a good teacher, patient and knowledgeable and very well connected. His brother had been Chief of the Carib/Kalinago people and he was friendly with everyone, it seemed.