On the 11th of May the Kalinago Territory in Dominica opened a local adaptation of the Caribbean Ties exhibition. Here, the exhibition was presented in English and French.
Left: Putting the final touches to the Caribbean Ties exhibition. Right: Visitors to the exhibition (all photos courtesy of Tibisay Sankatsing Nava).
The Kalinago people inhabited the entire island of Wai’tukubuli (Dominica) before European colonization and more than seventy archaeological sites attest to the development of a robust civilization.
During the colonial period the people resisted European settlement for more than two hundred years but were observed to have retreated and concentrated within a number of scattered households in and around the Salybia River in what is now called the Kalinago Territory. Various land demarcations during that period illustrates expansion and the land is presently communally owned, and managed by the Kalinago Council who holds the certificate of land title in trust on behalf of the general population who continue practicing traditional farming, fishing, craft making, food processing and canoe building.