Kalinago Week 2012 Officially Launched
Kalinago people from around the Island gathered at the village of Touna located in Concord, on Sunday September 16th, as they officially launched a list of activities for their Kalinago Week, which runs from September 16th to 23rd.
Councilor for Tourism, who is also responsible for Culture and Special Events, Mr. Prosper Paris, said a number of activities were carried out such as cane squeezing, softball cricket, river tubing and diving competitions.
Mr. Paris says this is all aimed at bringing the Kalinago people closer together, while examining the impact of the Kalinago war, the Kalinago people and the way forward.
He also all pointed out that they will also use this time to look at the way forward, which is very important to them.
He also stated that this constitution is very important so that these committees will all work under the same by-laws, but would have a comprehension by-law that will be used for all the hamlet communities.
They have been celebrating Kalinago Week since 1980, which was started by the Carifuna Cultural Group, but when the Kalinago Council took the project it was then deemed Kalinago Week.
Mr. Paris added that the Kalinago people must be very proud of what they are, while not forgetting the contributions they have and continue to make to the history of Dominica.
Some of the activities for Kalinago Week 2012 are radio programme for one hour to discuss issues affecting them, which will take place on Tuesday September 18th, a site visit to the 1930 of the Carib Uprising on Wednesday September 19th, and a hike to Segment 6 of the Waitukubuli National Trail on September 21st.
The 2012 contestants for the Miss Kalinago and Princess Natari contest were featured at the launching ceremony.