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Educators seek to revive Puerto Rico's indigenous past through music, language, food

April 20, 2015 4:02 AM
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In this April 10, 2015 photo, Wanda Ivette Diaz enunciates the Arawakan word for, "touch" during a language class for children, in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico. In Puerto Rico’s misty, bamboo-studded mountains, elementary school students are studying a nearly extinct language, beating on drums and growing native crops like cassava and sweet potato as they learn about the indigenous people who lived on the island before Christopher Columbus. (AP Photo/Danica Coto) (The Associated Press)

In this April 10, 2015 photo, fourth grader Brayan Lopez, 9, shows other students a Taino petroglyph carved into a wood piece, in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico. A small but devoted group of academics and educators are seeking to expand an educational program throughout Puerto Rico that teaches children t...

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