This Amerindian Heritage Month message was published in September, 2020 by the South Rupununi District Council. Three years later, the message is just as relevant and just as beautiful. We decided to republish it in 2023 in recognition of Amerindian Heritage Month 2023.
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This beautiful artwork along with the text explanation posted below was sent in by one of our fans, Guyanese Aaron Gangadeen.
Tacoma worms are a delicacy for some groups of indigenous peoples in Guyana. It is prepared in a variety of ways. It is often it is roasted on an open fire. One of the simplest ways the indigenous peoples use to cook the tacoma worms are roasting them in a pan with some salt and pepper…yummy! The tacoma worms are also used as bait for fish.
Shulinab is an Indigenous village located in South Central Rupununi, Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo, Region Nine, Guyana, South America. The village was named after a palm tree called Shaorai. It is situated between the right bank of Sawariwao river and to the left bank of Sawarab creek. It is bordered to the eastern and northern boundaries by the Kanuku mountains.
Historical evidence suggests that the Amerindians came from the continent of Asia “thousands of years ago.” And there are artefacts across Guyana which corroborate the theory of indigenous presence in Guyana thousands of years before the arrival of Christopher Columbus.