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.

Education

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...