Did you know that The First Peoples Community was only recognized by the Trinidad and Tobago Government in 1990? Did you know that this recognition only occurred because of the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival to Trinidad and Tobago? Well…neither did we.
On October 14th, we celebrated the First People’s Heritage Day and trust me when I
say that one day is not enough to honour the resilience of our indigenous community. The very fact that they even had to ask for this day highlights a level of apathy towards their historical experience that is very concerning.