A painting series called "Cultural Resiliance: We Still Exist". The series is about exploring our roots and the way we look at ourselves, the ways in which our indigenous culture has survived. It is in our cooking, our mannerisms, our language, our beliefs in the ways we embrace our elders and children. We never left, we are not an extinct people. Look into our eyes do you see 1491? We are still here and we maintain and create culture everyday"
The Taino Indians Native Americans of the Caribbean The Taino Indians: Native Americans of the Caribbean. "Who are the Tainos? The U.S. Government says they are extinct, but they are not. Most likely you might know them as Latinos, a Spanish speaking person of Latin American (the Spanish speaking part of the Americas, south of the U.S.) descent. Not all, but many modern day Tainos are unaware of their lineage. To understand how that could happen you must know the story from the beginning.