WHEREAS: The people (Town) of Maunabo are proud to have a Non-Profit Organization known as Liga Guakia Taina ke that is pro-conservation, protection and management of our indigenous cultural and natural heritage.
WHEREAS: This institution was born on the January 6, 2006 and through full and perpetual will was destined to represent those that reclaim their natural and ethno-historical indigenous heritage before authorities of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Municipal Government of Maunabo.
WHEREAS: We recognize Naguake Community as rightful representatives and inheritors of the original indigenous peoples, popularly known as Tainos. Creating community-school programs for improving the quality of life through traditional values and ancestral knowledge.
WHEREAS: These programs touch the cultural fabric creating awareness in the communities about the importance of protecting Mother Earth and the well-being of the communities, country and World. Attending the physical, emotional, spiritual, and moral elements that contribute to the healthy formation of our future generation..
WHEREAS: With their sacrifice and dedication they offer the town of Maunabo the rights of those that reclaim their Taino heritage. Making known: “That their rights for rescuing their ethno-historical and cultural patrimony, community coexistence and their ancestral lands, are inalienable, inviolable, and irrevocable.
WHEREAS: I, Jorge L. Márquez Pérez, Mayor of the Municipality of Maunabo, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Law of Autonomous Municipalities, I hereby recognize the Liga Guakia Taina ke for their work with the citizens of Maunabo, where they have offered conduction and defense of the rights and interests in the preservation of our indigenous culture.
THEREFORE: In WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and
caused the official seal of the Municipality of Maunabo.