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Taíno Symposium – Session 2 – Carlalynne Yarey Meléndez
The National Museum of the American Indian and the Smithsonian Latino Center presented Taíno: A Symposium in Conversation with the Movement on September 8, 2018 to celebrate the exhibition Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean. Experts representing Indigenous studies, genetic science, anthropology, linguistics, and other academic disciplines examined exhibition themes in dialogue with Taíno/Indigenous Caribbean community leaders and cultural workers. This session, titled Genetic Science and Genealogy: Recovering Native Ancestry, is a conversation among genetic, DNA, and anthropology experts. This segment features Carlalynne Yarey Meléndez, Naguake Community Administrator. Carlalynne Yarey MELÉNDEZ, PhD, is the founder and director of the Naguake Community-School Survival Center and the Naguake Indigenous Reeducation-Learning Center, both based in east-central Puerto Rico. In addition, Meléndez is the administrator and planner of Naguake Community, also located in the east-central part of the island. Her current research interests include Indigenous cultural-linguistic revitalization, community self-improvement, and community disaster preparation and survival. She uses a multidisciplinary approach that embraces anthropological, sociological, and geographical methods, including ethnography, environmental studies, and geographical information systems. This symposium was webcast and recorded live in at the National Museum of the American Indian New York, George Gustav Heye Center on September 8, 2018.
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19 min 59 sec
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