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Puerto Rico Tribes


Taino Indians, a subgroup of the Arawakan Indians (a group of American Indians in northeastern South America), inhabited the Greater Antilles (comprising Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola [Haiti and the Dominican Republic], and Puerto Rico) in the Caribbean Sea at the time when Christopher Columbus' arrived to the New World.

State-Recognized Tribes

Consejo General de Tainos Borincanos

Consejo General de Tainos Borincanos
Tel.: (787) 643-4526, 228-3416
H.C. 645 Bz. 5075
Trujillo Alto, P.R. 00976

Elba Anaca Lugo
Leader & President

Abuela Shashira
Vice President of the Consejo
Co-founder of the Grandmothers Council

Websites: Facebook, "Senales de Humo" (Smoke signals)

Tribal Organizations

<Jatibonicu Taino Tribal Nation

Jatibonicu Taino Tribal Nation of Boriken, (Puerto Rico), USA
59 Calle Cristo, Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901
PO Box 40715
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00940-0715
Admin. Ms. Arlene Torruellas
Tel: (787) 977-2983 Fax: (787) 723-6029

The Jatibonicu Taino Tribal Band of New Jersey, USA
703 South 8th St. Vineland, NJ 08360
Office: Tel: (856) 690-1565  Fax: (856) 690-1312
Nitayno-Chief Maria Anani Jimenez, (H) Tel 973-340-8834

The Tekesta Taino Tribal Band of Bimini Florida, USA
Tekesta Taino Tribal Band of Bimini Florida
1555 W. 44th Place Suite 253, Hialeah, FL 33012
Nitayno-Chief Melodias Matias, (H) Tel: 305-819-5296

United Conderation of Taino People (UCTP)

International Administration of the Taino Nation
U.S. Regional Coordinating Office
PO Box 4515, NY, NY, 10163

Indigenous Communities

Guakia Taina ke (Our Taino Land)
Naguake Indigenous Community
The first indigenous organization dedicated to preserving, protecting and managing natural and cultural heritage of eastern Boriken.
Dr. Caralynne Melendez, Founder and Director

American Indian College Fund

Tribal Enrollment Process

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