From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Mr. Peter Torres <>
Subject: RFD: soc.culture.indigenous.taino
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups.proposals, soc.culture.misc
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 16:05:45 -0500

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
             unmoderated group soc.culture.indigenous.taino

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) for the creation of the
unmoderated Usenet newsgroup, soc.culture.indigenous.taino.

NEWSGROUPS LINE: soc.culture.indigenous.taino

soc.culture.indigenous.taino	The Taino Arawak and Carib indigenous cultures of the circum Caribbean islands, Florida & South American diaspora.

RATIONALE: soc.culture.indigenous.taino

We are aware that there are some Soc.Culture newsgroups that may cover the
view point of a Eurocentric Hispanic or Southern America Latino stereotype.
Yet these groups do not relate directly to our indigenous culture nor do
they promote the linguistic, educational, economic and social, cultural
values and interests of the our indigenous Taino Arawak and Carib peoples of
the Circum Caribbean, Florida and the rest of the South American Amazonian
rainforst cultures. For this reason we propose to establish a newsgroup and
forum for discussion of the economic and political development of our Taino
Arawak and Carib nations.


soc.culture.indigenous taino will be a discussion forum for indigenous
people of the Americas and around the world to meet and discuss topics of
interest to indigenous people of the circum Caribbean region and the
Amazonian Rainforest. Their rites, cultural beliefs, values, histories,
Indigenous languages, spirituality practices of their ethnic Amerindian
cultures. The term Taino is defined as the Good And Noble People. These
being the ancient roots of the Caribbean Islands of and the South America
known collectively as Arawak and Carib indigenous tribes. Only discussions
relating directly to the cultures of these indigenous Amerindian peoples
will be discussed along with other related indigenous cultures of the


For more information on the newsgroup creation process, please see:

Those who wish to influence the development of this RFD and its final
resolution should subscribe to news.groups.proposals and participate in the
relevant threads in that newsgroup.  This is both a courtesy to groups in
which discussion of creating a new group is off-topic as well as the best
method of making sure that one's comments or criticisms are heard.

All discussion of active proposals should be posted to news.groups.proposals.
To this end, the 'Followup-To' header of this RFD has been set to this group.

If desired by the readership of closely affected groups, the discussion
may be crossposted to those groups, but care must be taken to ensure
that all discussion appears in news.groups.proposals as well.

We urge those who would like to read or post in the proposed newsgroup
to make a comment to that effect in this thread; we ask proponents to
keep a list of such positive posts with the relevant message ID
(e.g., Barney Fife, <>).
Such lists of positive feedback for the proposal may constitute good
evidence that the group will be well-used if it is created.


This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:



Mr. Peter Torres <>

Co-Proponent: Chief Pedro Torres <>


2007-03-28     1st RFD