From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Mr. Peter Torres <>
Subject: 2nd RFD: soc.culture.taino
Newsgroups: soc.culture.puerto-rico, soc.culture.native,
 news.announce.newgroups, news.groups.proposals, soc.culture.misc
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 15:09:25 -0500

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

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

NEWSGROUPS LINE: soc.culture.taino

soc.culture.taino	Taino Arawak, Carib cultures of Caribbean, & South America.

RATIONALE: soc.culture.taino

We are aware that there are some soc.culture newsgroups that may only cover
the view point based upon a eurocentric hispanic-latino, Southern American
stereotypes of our social culture and its people. Yet these groups do not
relate directly to our indigenous culture nor do they promote, the educational,
social cultural, linguistic, political and economic development, values and
interests of the our modern day Taino Arawak and Carib indigenous people of
the Circum Caribbean, Florida and the South American Amazonian rainforest
cultures.  For this reason we propose to establish a newsgroup and forum for
discussion of the political and economic development of our Taino Arawak
and Carib nations.


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


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
2007-04-24     2nd RFD, with name change