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10:00 am – 10:10 am Abeng Captain Rodney Rose, Abeng Blower,

Charles Town Maroon Community

Charles Town Drummers and Dancers

10:10 am – 10:20 am Welcome Actg Colonel Marcia Douglas


Charles Town Maroon Community

10:20 am – 10:50 am Taíno Call to the Sacred Directions


Call Kasike Nibonri Kaiman
Mr. Robert “Kalaan” Pairman
Yukayeke Yamaye Guani

Taíno Songs

The Prophecy of Aura Surey Elder Naniki Reyes Ocasio


Taíno Elder, Orocovis, Puerto Rico

10:50 am – 11:30 am Libation

First Maroon War & Treaty Dr. Marcus Goffe


Attorney at Law

Libation Okomfo Fofie, Sankofie

Charles Town Drummers and Dancers

11:30 am – 11:35 am Welcome Mr. Richard Lumsden


Charles Town Maroon Conference &
Festival Planning Committee

11:35 am – 12:35 pm Greetings Gaa'maa Gloria 'Mau Mau G' Simms


Paramount Queen of Maroons

Colonel Wallace Sterling


Moore Town Maroon Community

Chief Michael Grizzle


Trelawny Town Maroons

Colonel Lloyd Lattibeaudiere


Scotts Hall Maroons

Colonel Richard Curry


Accompong Maroon Community
Greetings Kasike Nibonri Kaiman
Mr. Robert “Kalaan” Pairman
Yukayeke Yamaye Guani

12:35 pm – 12:40 pm Charles Town Drummers and Dancers

12:40 pm – 1:15 pm Greetings Lubafu Isieni


Mrs. Cynthia M. Ellis
Vice President , Women & Int. Affairs,
Garifuna Nation

Participants

1:15 pm – 1:35 pm Ancestor Quao


Quao Stories Children, Charles Town Maroon Community

Drum Tribute Charles Town Junior Drummers

1:35 pm – 2:35 pm Calling Their Names


Ms Mable Smith (Ma Mable) Actg Colonel Marcia Douglas

Kenneth Douglas Ms. Cashaine Richards


Captain Delano 'Paddam' Douglas

Colonel Frank Lumsden Professor Naa Afua Dadesen Cooper


Dalhousie University
Halifax, Canada

Professor Stephanie McKenzie


Associate Professor-English
Memorial University Newfoundland
Canada

Professor Frances Botkin


Department of English
Towson University
USA

Participants

Charles Town Drummers and Dancers & Charles Town Junior Drummers
2:35 pm – 2:55 pm Reading from ‘Boianani: Dr. Lesley-Gail Atkinson-Swaby
A Taíno Girl's First Adventure’ Lecturer, Edna Manley School of the
Visual & Performing Arts

'Song of the Sea Turtle' Written by Roberto "Mukaro" Borrero

2:55 pm – 3:10 pm Dreams & Visions of the Mr. Michael Lumsden


Charles Town Maroons CTMC&F Planning Committee

3:10 pm – 4:00 pm Closing


Abeng Captain Rodney Rose

Charles Town Drummers and Dancers & Charles Town Junior Drummers
10:00 - 10:15 am • Abeng Captain Rodney Rose, Abeng Blower, Charles Town Maroon Community

• Welcome Actg Colonel Marcia Douglas, Charles Town Maroon Community

• Message Mr. Kyle Mais, Chairman of the Health and Wellness Network

10:15 am - 11:15 am NEW RESEARCH IN INDIGENEITY AND SOVEREIGNTY: A ROUNDTABLE 


Moderators: Frances Botkin, Professor of English, Towson University, USA
Paul Youngquist, Professor of English, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
– John Favini, Visiting Assistant Professor, International Relations/Environmental
Studies, Bucknell University, USA
‘Maroon Indigeneity: The Promise and Perils of Sovereignty’

– Victoria Grieve-Williams, Adjunct Professor, College of Design and Social Context,


RMIT University, Australia
‘Approaching Decolonisation and Truth Telling: Restoring Indigenous Sovereignty’

– Alex A. Moulton, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology,


University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
‘Black Geographies and New Approaches to Maroon Studies’

– Erica Neeganagwedgin, Faculty of Education at Western University, Canada


‘Taíno Sovereignty and Embodied Knowledge are Everywhere on These Lands’

– Marcus P. Nevius, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of


Rhode Island, USA
‘Marronage in the Recent Historiography of the Atlantic World’

– Tracey Mia Stewart, Carter G. Wilson Predoctoral Fellow, University of Virginia, USA
‘Seeking Equilibrium in Jamaican Maroon Spaces of Ethnographic Inquiry’

11:15 am - 11:30 am Performance: Kevan Anthony Cameron, ‘Scruffmouth’, Black Dot Roots & Culture Collective

11:30 am-12:30 pm QUEEN NANNY, INDIGENEITY, AND SOVEREIGNTY: A CONVERSATION AND


A READING

Moderator: Isis Semaj-Hall, Assistant Professor, Literatures in English, UWI, Mona


– Acting Colonel Marcia Douglas, Charles Town Maroon Community
– Vivian Crawford, Executive Director, Institute of Jamaica
– Harcourt Fuller, Fulbright Scholar & Associate Professor of History, Georgia State University
– Karla Gottlieb, Author and Nonprofit Professional
– Birte Timm, PhD, Independent Scholar
– Gaa’ma Gloria ‘Mau Mau G’ Simms, Paramount Queen of the Maroons
12:30 pm - 12:45 pm • Reading: Barbara Makeda Blake-Hannah,
Author of The Moon has its Secrets

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm • Performance: Akinsanyah

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Panel Discussions


CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF SOVEREIGNTY:
` THEN AND NOW
Moderator: Dr Marcus Goffe, Attorney at Law

INDIGENOUS AND TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY IN THE CARIBBEAN:


REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES
– Mr. Lucayo Casillas, PhD Candidate, History Department,
University of California, Berkeley, USA
– Mr. Fergus McKay, Senior Counsel, Forest Peoples Programme, St. Lucia
– Dr. Maximilian Forte, Professor of Anthropology, Concordia University,
Montreal, Canada
– Mrs. Cynthia M. Ellis, Vice President, Women & International Affairs,
Garifuna Nation, Belize

2:15 pm - 2:20 pm • Performance: Captain Delano “Paddam” Douglas

2:20pm - 3:40 pm INDIGENOUS AND TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY IN JAMAICA: LOCAL PERSPECTIVES


– Mr. Wallace Sterling, Colonel, Moore Town Maroons
– Miss Marcia Douglas, Acting Colonel, Charles Town Maroons
– Kasike Kalaan Nibonri Kaiman, Yukayeke Yamaye Guani
– Professor Verene Shepherd, Director, Centre for Reparation Research,
University of the West Indies, Mona

3:40 pm - 4:00 pm • Closing


Performances: Captain Delano “Paddam” Douglas
Charles Town Drummers and Dancers &
Charles Town Junior Drummers and Dancers
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