Eagle Clan Arawaks
Bariria Korobahado
Lokono

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Faithkeeper - Chief Damon Gerard Corrie
At left - when Hollywood A-list mega-star Leonardo DiCaprio joined us in the 2017  Peoples Climate protest march around the White House in Washington DC, USA. April 29. It drew a crowd of 200,000 protesters. 

ON JULY 25th 2022 WE MADE HISTORY AGAIN BY BEING THE FIRST AND ONLY LOKONO-ARAWAKS TO HAVE A TRADITIONAL SPIRITUAL GIFT WOODCARVING WE MADE - PRESENTED TO - AND ACCEPTED BY - POPE FRANCIS HIMSELF.

 

This was a long process that took 13 years, it began in 2009 when I asked my friend Grand Chief Ed John of the Assembly of First Nations of Canada - to deliver an important spiritual gift to the Pope on behalf of the Lokono & Taino Arawak Tribal Nations, the 'Talking Staff' Lokodehi I sent was carved by my brother-in-law Foster Simon (of Pakuri Territory, Region 4 Guyana), one of the top 4 Lokono-Arawak Woodcarving artists in Guyana, it tells the story of the spiritual injustice inflicted upon our Tribal Nations by false Christians who claimed to be doing these injustices to us in the name of the then Pope & the Catholic Church, and it reminds the current head of the Catholic Church who received it, that he must atone spiritually for the misdeeds of his predecessors, not just to our two peoples, but to ALL indigenous peoples on the face of the Earth who suffered as a result of the misdeeds of the Popes of the past.  

Chief Ed John was not able to deliver it to Pope Benedict but was now able to deliver it to Pope Francis, who is more open-minded and honest about the misdeeds of the Church before his tenure, not as completely as we would prefer, but far more than any other Popes before him, so progress is always good.

However, we are under no illusions that until the Pope's contrite WORDS are backed up by his concrete ACTIONS (specifically revoking the Doctrine of Discovery & the Papal Bull of the Columbus era), he is merely engaging in 'cosmetic solutions' and 'window dressing' at the Vatican.

The SAME way that the Pope is smart enough to use US as a PR opportunity, we are smart enough to use HIM as a PR opportunity, so if our gift can help our artist make a bigger name for himself in the world - I have no problem with the gesture whatsoever.  You must learn how to turn every opportunity towards a favorable outcome for yourself and your people, or you will fail at the leadership game in this life. 

The Official Coat of Arms of the Eagle Clan Lokono-Arawaks (above), and the Official Flag of the Eagle Clan Lokono-Arawaks (below), both designed by Damon Gerard Corrie, Faithkeeper (since 1995)

I pay tribute to my Eagle Clan Arawak cousin - Central Cee (Oakley Neil H T Caesar-Su) - the hottest young Rapper in the UK, and the most famous Eagle clan Arawak family member of us all - check out his youtube channel with over 1 million subscribers:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV_CsAy5CNBX_uwDQ7RMe1Q

 

Latest live concert:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZwOZPqi_Ec

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We also pay tribute to the most famous lady Eagle Clan Lokono-Arawak of us all in this family, our niece Beauty Roshani Razack, the winner of this year's International Miss Teen India beauty pageant held at the Royal Albert's Palace in New Jersey, USA, on Friday 24th June 2022. It was the first time in the history of this prestigious event that a contestant from Guyana won the crown.  

See more photos of Beauty on our General page on this website. 

We are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with https://tamosirum.com/  

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Our aim is to explore the rich history and culture of the pre-Columbian/pre-colonial Caribbean and enjoy some fantastic rums along the way.

Long before the arrival of Columbus, the Caribbean (and its surrounding area) was a vibrant and highly interconnected region. Cultures thrived, civilizations rose and fell, trading routes were established between islands and with the coastal mainlands (for which a common lingua franca was adopted, meaning many people were at least bi-lingual), wars were waged, great loves were had and life was full. In dealing with history, perspectives make a difference.

It is for this reason that we put stories from those that lived that history at the very center of our exploration.

Every bottling hosts a printed retelling of stories from the original peoples of the Caribbean - the Arawaks (Lokono), the Caribs (Kariña/Kalina), the Warau, the Akawaios, the Macusi, the Taino, the Kalinago, and further reading and resources can be found on each product page.

Every one of our rums is designed as a masterpiece in its own right. We bottle without any flavor-enhancing additives, allowing the true talents of the master distiller, cellar master, and master blender to be experienced in their purest form.

Join us as we explore the immense diversity and joy that the rums of the Caribbean have to offer.

At least 10% of the profit for every bottle goes towards supporting Indigenous communities around the world in matters of land rights, self-determination, and cultural preservation. 

An Exclusive limited line of Connoisseur Rums

Here you will find all the products and offers from the Eagle Clan of the Lokono-Arawak Tribal Nation, from First Nations Productions grassroots Caribbean film industry creations, and various products such as non-GMO traditional Prayer Tobacco seeds, chipped Prayer Tobacco pouches, Prayer Tobacco souvenir collector's item indigenous hand-rolled Prayer Cigars gift sets, and individual hand-rolled Arawakan cigars, our very own tribal made organic hand sanitizer & Antiseptic emergency first aid paste, to hard copy and eBook publications, Adventure, Culture & Nature Guided Eco Tours, to modern accessories and tribal-owned apparel - and even undiscovered talent among our Indigenous Amateur Models. Also, provided ways that you can purchase products or donate to show your support for our various grassroots efforts to raise funds for our various continuously ongoing tribal humanitarian efforts. 

Some indigenous communities even invite Damon to visit their communities with room and board provided by the inviting tribe, so he can give the leaders and residents ideas about how to create global income-earning opportunities for their own local products that they never thought about before, however, if the community is not on his established travel circuit, travel costs would have to be provided by the community also, but Damon does not charge for his time or business idea advice or assistance in getting the ventures he suggests - marketed and started. To book Damon for paid in-person or online lectures on Traditional Lokono-Arawak culture and Cosmovision, and other public speaking engagements email us at eagleclanarawaks@gmail.com

This website is basically a visual catalog of all our 'Environmental entrepreneurism', as we define and defend a place for ourselves - as Indigenous People, in a contemporary world, for if a nation is to be truly independent - it must be able to stand on its own feet - financially-speaking, and not depend on Colonial or Neo-Colonial Political Nation States to bankroll its existence.

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Chief Damon Gerard Corrie with Venezuela's Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Felix Plasencia, after a private 2-hour meeting held in November 2021
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ANNOUNCING the 12th November 2021 Official launch of First Nations Productions, an Eagle clan Arawak company – that is now the tip of the spear, in the creation of a 100% Indigenous owned and operated – Grassroots Caribbean Indigenous Film Industry. Follow us on Instagram @firstnationsproductions

Venezuela's acting Ambassador to Barbados Mrs. Martha Ortega Peraza with Chief Damon Gerard Corrie. 

Our first completed TV Documentary Film

These grassroots Indigenous film projects are important because – not only will they be the ONLY films ever made about Caribbean Indigenous peoples BY Caribbean Indigenous Peoples, with the actors all being actual indigenous tribe members of the peoples being portrayed, and with the dialogue being entirely or partially done in our ancient language (with English and Spanish subtitling provided by the producer), and if completed thanks to you – these will all also be historic firsts as our first made for TV Documentary Film -The Last Arawa Girl Born In Barbados – A 17th Century Tale’ – was the FIRST film ever done entirely in the Lokono-Arawak Language. The reason for all this is to give a purely indigenous perspective on the experience of European colonization in the Caribbean, a perspective never expressed this authentically hitherto. Caribbean indigenous peoples in general, are subconsciously viewed as ‘relics of history’ or ‘lingering curiosities of a bygone era’ ..and most non-indigenous people have already mentally consigned ‘Arawaks’ and ‘Caribs’ to the dustbin of history, so it continues to be an uphill struggle to get our voices heard by the dominant non-indigenous society – that generally prefers to talk ABOUT us, but not WITH us to this very day, and so our stories are very much still unknown.
Another overlooked aspect of these films is the fact that they will become powerful tools for a national spiritual awakening, consciousness-expanding, and long-overdue inter-ethnic reconciliation and a catalyst for a deeper national peaceful multi-cultural integration, for this cannot be achieved until the first inhabitants of a country who lived and loved this land for millennia before anyone else – are accorded the dignity of recognition and respect as being the foundation thread of the social and cultural fabric of our modern-day Caribbean societies.

Teaser for our 3rd film project, and first Indigenous Themed TV Action series

Teaser for our second crowd-funding Indigenous Movie project about the Kalinago

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These grassroots Indigenous film projects are important because – not only will they be the ONLY films ever made about Caribbean Indigenous peoples BY Caribbean Indigenous Peoples, with the actors all being actual indigenous tribe members of the peoples being portrayed, and with the dialogue being entirely or partially done in our ancient language (with English and Spanish subtitling provided by the producer), and if completed thanks to you – these will all also be historic firsts as our first made for TV Documentary Film -The Last Arawa Girl Born In Barbados – A 17th Century Tale’ – was the FIRST film ever done entirely in the Lokono-Arawak Language. The reason for all this is to give a purely indigenous perspective on the experience of European colonization in the Caribbean, a perspective never expressed this authentically hitherto. Caribbean indigenous peoples in general, are subconsciously viewed as ‘relics of history’ or ‘lingering curiosities of a bygone era’ ..and most non-indigenous people have already mentally consigned ‘Arawaks’ and ‘Caribs’ to the dustbin of history, so it continues to be an uphill struggle to get our voices heard by the dominant non-indigenous society – that generally prefers to talk ABOUT us, but not WITH us to this very day, and so our stories are very much still unknown.
Another overlooked aspect of these films is the fact that they will become powerful tools for a national spiritual awakening, consciousness-expanding, and long-overdue inter-ethnic reconciliation and a catalyst for a deeper national peaceful multi-cultural integration, for this cannot be achieved until the first inhabitants of a country who lived and loved this land for millennia before anyone else – are accorded the dignity of recognition and respect as being the foundation thread of the social and cultural fabric of our modern-day Caribbean societies.

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