Higuayagua is a not-for-profit Cultural Organization dedicated to the research and rescue of all Taino cultural, linguistic and spiritual traditions that have continued in the Caribbean. Our mission is to preserve and disseminate information and cultural
knowledge to instill pride in Caribbean people of their Indigenous ancestry.
We are relentless in retelling Caribbean history through a native perspective in order to dispell the myth of total Taino extinction. Assimilation is not extermination. Our
people understand that we are tripartite. However our Indigenous ancestry has been downplayed, historically . The extinction narrative took its toll. But science, such as DNA, has helped us answer the question; do modern Caribbean peoples
have Taino/Indigenous ancestry? The answer is a resounding YES. Today, we are writing ourselves back into history while simultaneously recording and preserving continuing traditions that persist in rural areas and have greatly suffered due
to the stigma asscoiated with anything Indigenous or Campesino (rural), q Our African and Spanish ancestors are not being negated, quite the contrary.
Our Indigenous identity and culture, which is geographically based has shamelessly
been neglected, thus our determination is unbending.