Welcome to Descendants of Puerto Rico’s First Nation (DPRFN)! We are an American Indian community whose members are proven Taino descendants. Our Taino people are indigenous to the United States territory of Puerto Rico. If you are a US citizen with proven indigenous Taino ancestry to Puerto Rico, we invite you to join us.

Join the Descendants of Puerto Rico’s First Nation.  The only authentic Taino organization seeking federal recognition under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990.

Our motto… Where the Eagle and the Condor meet

What we are about…

There are many Taino groups but none have requirements for their members to prove they are Taino descendants. Hence, anyone can join them. Our yukayeke, term for “tribe” in the Taino language, has strict requirements to ensure all members are truly indigenous to Puerto Rico.

This is an important aspect if we are to achieve state and/or federal recognition, which is our goal. Scientific studies on the genetic make-up of Puerto Ricans have reflected that approximately 60% of the Puerto Rican population has indigenous roots to the first people who colonized Puerto Rico. Accordingly, vital statistics, church documents, and militia records from the General Archives of Puerto Rico reflect that an indigenous population still existed in Puerto Rico after the 1800s and into the 20th Century. Therefore, listing a fairly large population of Puerto Ricans as Indian or Mestizo. And consequently, this paper trail along with genetic studies bolsters our family oral histories of being Taino. Lastly, our yukayeke is setting the record straight…

We are still here. We were never extinct!