The African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB) and National Museums Jamaica (NMJ), divisions of the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ), teamed up and participated in the Taino Areyto Day held at the Taino Heritage Camp in Oracabessa, St Mary, on May 31, 2017. The divisions erected a joint display consisting of poster boards and artefacts from their respective Taino collections which attracted students and adults who interacted with the team members and viewed the displays.
The Heritage Camp site was designed to replicate a small Taino village. Visitors read interpretive signage, viewed replicas of Taino homes and Taino crops, and explored a replica of a Taino playfield. Participants also watched dance performances and libation ceremonies, listened to lectures, and participated in other aspects of recreated Taino lifestyles, including dress and face-painting.
African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank and National Museums Jamaica’s display at the Taino Heritage Camp. Replica of a Taino building at the Taino Heritage Camp. Students participating in a Taino dance competition at the Taino Heritage Camp.