Gli-Gli” of the Carib Canoe Project, on a Leeward Islands Expedition...
Some fifteen hundred people in Anguilla, many being school children, converged at Road Bay on Monday evening, May 21, and gave a arousing welcome to the crew of the Gli-Gli” of the Carib Canoe Project, now on a Leeward Islands Expedition.
The expedition route being travelled by the crew of twelve Dominican Caribs, representing the Kalinago people, takes in Antigua to the Virgin Islands via Nevis and St. Kitts, St. Barths, St. Maarten/St. Martin and Anguilla then crossing the Anegada Passage to Tortola during this month, May. The voyage is being undertaken to celebrate the Tenth Anniversary of GLi-Gli’s creation and to continue the mission of its 1997 expedition from Dominica to Guyana by symbolically reuniting the Carib descendents of the Leeward Islands.
The expedition is intended to draw attention to the role the Carib tribe played in the region’s history and culture and to promote the recognition of the Caribbean’s largest surviving indigenous tribe.
Throughout the expedition, the crew will be presenting slide and video shows about the Gli Gli Carib Canoe Project and traditional musical performances as well as demonstrating their traditional craft for schools and heritage groups.
Courtesy of: The Anguillian
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