I MAY have met Taily when she was a teenager in 2007 when my wife and I went to Brasilia Brazil, to do a training course at the Museum for Indigenous Peoples that Taily's father was in charge of, that is where we met her famous father Marcos Terena.
I met her again as a young woman at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) in New York a few years ago, but it was just a passing photo op, and we did not really get to know each other.
However, THIS year for the 16th Session of the UNPFII Taily was selected to be one of the lucky 20 indigenous students from around the world - to receive the important Tribal Link Foundation Project Access Training course for the UNPFII, and we got to know each other so well - she told me (before we parted) that she feels that she gained a new Tribal uncle now lol.
Taily truly amazed me in a way I have never experienced before, because she has a positively magnetic personality, her aura just draws you into her spiritual being, and you feel energized and happy to be around her, the way she smiles, the way she talks, the twinkle of joy for life in her eyes, it all radiates such an uplifting feeling, that I can honestly say - she is the first person I have ever met who EXUDES POSITIVE ENERGY, the sky is the limit for this remarkable human being, she could excel in ANY field of work that requires inter-personal skills..teacher, diplomat, tribal leader, national leader etc...the possibilities ahead of her on her life's path are literally limitless.
Taily was in New York attending the 16th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at UN Headquarters, and she received a pre-UNPFII training course taught by respected Indigenous Rights expert Andrea Carmen of the International Indian Treaty Council/IITC, and co-mentored by Ghazali Ohorela (Alifaru), Damon Corrie (Lokono-Arawak), Tai Pellicier (Taino-Arawak), and Victor Anthony Lopez-Carmen (Yaqui & Lakota).
MARTHA NTOIPO AND TAILY TERENA REVEAL GROSS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN BRAZIL OF THE GUARANI-KAIOWA
Taily Terena (Terena) with Sabantho Corrie (Lokono), two Arawakan kin re-united after millennia, for at one time thousands of years ago, the Terena-Arawak and the Lokono-Arawak were once one Tribe, it later split into many tribes over time, each going in different directions to inhabit Amazonia, some even entered Central America like the Embera, and others ventured into the Caribbean reaching as far as North America like the Taino-Arawak.
In the 2 casual raw video clips below - our beautiful indigenous sister Taily Terena (of the Terena-Arawak Tribal Nation of Brazil) speaks briefly about her own life, she is a city-raised and University educated indigenous person, yet she PROVES that you CAN have the best of both worlds AND still maintain your proud indigenous heritage and identity - yet be sophisticated and modern, one need not completely forsake one for the other; let her positive example and infectious happiness be an inspiration to us all! Taily is the daughter of the world famous and respected famous Brazilian Indigenous leader Marcos Terena (who created the World Games of the Indigenous Peoples).
TAILY TERENA OF BRAZIL SPEAKS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES BEING TRUE TO THEMSELVES
TAILY TERENA REMINDS US THAT YOU CAN'T RUN OR HIDE FROM YOUR INDIGENOUS IDENTITY FOREVER