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“Haiti – Heritage : 227th anniversary of the ceremony of Bois-Caïman” – Haïti Libre

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

As part of the commemoration of the 227th anniversary of the Bois-Caïman ceremony (August 13-14, 1791 / August 13-14, 2018), the National Bureau of Ethnology (BNE) is organizing an exploratory mission to the North Department of Haiti to work on the preservation and enhancement of the historic and cultural sites of Cap-Haïtien.

Between Hate, Hope, and Help: Haitians in the Dominican Republic by Aida Alami.

Monday, August 13, 2018

“Haiti and the Dominican Republic share the island of Hispaniola, the largest in the Caribbean after Cuba, but the peoples on either side of the island rarely mix thanks to decades of political tensions and mutual fears fed by a history of wars, massacres, and other atrocities. Some are hopeful that the Dajabón market is a testament to these neighbors’ capacity to get along. But as politicians have manipulated racialized anxieties and fears that defy economic logic and business interests, the strain between the two countries has only intensified.”

‘Columbus Day is the Celebration of Genocide” by Cacique Jorge Baracutei Estevez.

Monday, August 13, 2018

October 12 is when the United States celebrates Christopher Columbus making landfall in the Caribbean in his 3 caravels. A ‘cacique’ (chief) of the Taino, the first indigenous people of the Americas Columbus encountered, gives his take on why the observance of this day is unacceptable.