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Yucayekeno Connect

Yucayekeno Connect is an innovative mobile application designed to combat the erasure of the Borikua Taino people by providing a platform for descendants to enroll and connect through traditional Yucayekeno (villages or territories). Rooted in the land-based matrilineal kinship systems of the Yucayekeno, this app will re-indigenize our nation's collective understanding of what a Yucayekeno is. Currently, there is no official enrollment system to document Borikua Taino descendants, making Yucayekeno Connect a pioneering initiative. It aims to revive and celebrate Taino heritage by allowing users to explore, document, and connect with their ancestral roots within the context of this matrilineal framework.

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