In the 1800’s, in a show of solidarity, Belize formed a secretariat, The Caribbean Organization of Indigenous Peoples. This was done to galvanize the efforts of our neighbors in Honduras and Guatemala to receive the Garinagu who were fleeing St. Vincent in order to be free to practice their religion and culture, as well as … .Read More about British Honduras Arrival Of Garinagu
The Garifuna, also known as Garinagu, trace their origins to a group of captives stolen from West Africa and shipwrecked off the coast of St. Vincent. The group mixed with the indigenous Arawak, before the British deported them to Honduras. What started as a settlement of roughly 2000 has grown into a world population numbering … .Read More about The Story of The Garifuna Collective
Brief History of the Holiday November 19th is a public holiday in Belize. Set to commemorate the arrival of the Garifuna people to the country’s southern shores. In the 17th century, British and French slave traders brought Sub Saharan African slaves to the islands of the Lesser Antilles. There, those slaves intermarried with native Island … .Read More about Garifuna Settlement Day: A celebration of cultural resilience and human heritage.