Academic Year 2016-2017

Event Title

Completing the Circle: Garifuna Pilgrimage Journeys from Belize to Yurumein

Location

De Santis Building, Room 1124

Event Website

http://cahss.nova.edu/faculty/buttram-mance.html

Start Date

16-2-2017 12:00 PM

End Date

16-2-2017 1:00 PM

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Cultural History | Demography, Population, and Ecology | History | History of Religion | Oral History | Place and Environment | Race and Ethnicity | Regional Sociology | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social History | Sociology of Culture | Sociology of Religion

Description

This presentation explores the connections that the Garifuna indigenous group of Belize has with their former homeland, the Caribbean island of St. Vincent. After emerging as a distinct ethnic group during the 17th century, the Garifuna were experienced a forced migration and were exiled from St. Vincent by British colonial rulers in 1797. For the Garifuna people, the connection to the island is more than historical. It is also spiritual. Interviews were conducted in July 2006 in Belize with members of the Garifuna community who have made the journey back to the island. In addition to exploring the results of those interviews, this presentation will also provide a history of the Garifuna people and describe some of the spiritual aspects of the culture.

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Feb 16th, 12:00 PM Feb 16th, 1:00 PM

Completing the Circle: Garifuna Pilgrimage Journeys from Belize to Yurumein

De Santis Building, Room 1124

This presentation explores the connections that the Garifuna indigenous group of Belize has with their former homeland, the Caribbean island of St. Vincent. After emerging as a distinct ethnic group during the 17th century, the Garifuna were experienced a forced migration and were exiled from St. Vincent by British colonial rulers in 1797. For the Garifuna people, the connection to the island is more than historical. It is also spiritual. Interviews were conducted in July 2006 in Belize with members of the Garifuna community who have made the journey back to the island. In addition to exploring the results of those interviews, this presentation will also provide a history of the Garifuna people and describe some of the spiritual aspects of the culture.

http://nsuworks.nova.edu/far_fls/ay2016-2017/lectures/6