reports from onboard GLI GLI
the GLI GLI Booklet
from all over the Caribbean during the Expedition
Caribs of the Islands by Neil Whitehead
of Support by Dr. Maximilian C. Forte
- The Carib Canoe “Gli Gli” recently completed sailing with
a crew of 12 Dominican Caribs from Antigua to the Virgin Islands, via
Nevis and St. Kitts, St. Barths, St. Maarten/St. Martin and Anguilla,
across the Anegada passage to Tortola.
The voyage was undertaken to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Gli
Gliís creation and to continue the mission of her 1997 expedition from
Dominica to Guyana, by symbolically reuniting the Carib descendents
of the Leeward Islands.The expedition drew attention to the role the
Carib tribe have played in the regions history and culture and to promote
recognition of the Caribbeanís largest surviving indigenous tribe.
Throughout the expedition, the crew presented slide and video shows
about the Gli Gli Carib canoe project as well as performed their traditional
music and exhibited their crafts for hundreds upon hundreds of people
who turned out to greet them at each port of call. Regional schools,
island heritage groups and museums participated in this unique experience.
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