KALINAGO BARANA AUTE BY NOAH LEDERMAN : Discover Dominica, the Nature Island

KALINAGO BARANA AUTE BY NOAH LEDERMAN

Article by Noah Lederman KALINAGOBefore the Kalinago Barana Aute cultural center opened in 2006, the indigenous people of Dominica, many of whom had become banana growers, were feeling the strain of commercial farming. They just couldn't compete. But in an effort to bring new opportunities to the Kalinagos–the last Caribbean indigenous peoples to remain on a native reservation–and to help preserve a culture that was losing its roots, the cultural center opened in an effort to protect the community and, simultaneously, open the reservation to visitors.

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