This is a real Amerindian village, not a quaint replica for the benefit of tourists. Paul Crask visits the place where Dominica’s past meets the present...
Irvince Auguiste, architect of the Touna Auté project, invites me into his kitchen, where his wife Louisette greets me with a big smile and a glass of freshly squeezed tangerine juice. It is delicious.
Auguiste and Louisette are getting very used to people coming into their home, because that is the essence of the Touna Auté concept. Unlike the nearby Kalinago Barana Auté, or Kalinago (model) village by the sea, Touna Auté (village by the river) is not an exhibition of how Dominica’s indigenous people used to live. It is a unique insight into how they actually live today.
Photo's Courtesy of: TropicallyTied (a.k.a. Celia Sorhaindo)
Written by: Paul Crask
Courtesy of: Caribbean Beat
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