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- Dominica, also known as Nature Island, used to be called Wai’tu kubuli by the indigenous Kalinago people pre-colonisation and chattel slavery. It means “Tall is Her Body”, a sentiment true to her immense mountain ranges. It is the only home to the endangered sisserou parrot, recently stolen without the consent of the people: a majority dispossessed Black people who are all the progeny of enslaved Africans. It is a beautiful land of many waters: rivers, stream, creeks, boiling lakes, and all the wildlife and earthen ecosystems that shape them.
- Though Dominica’s official maroon community, known as the Neg Mawon, was considered much smaller than [similar communities in Jamaica and Brazil]…the Neg Mawon persisted in the woods of Dominica, outlasting their Saint Vincent and Jamaican counterparts by twenty years.