President Weekes congratulates new Queen of Santa Rosa First People

Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes O.R.T.T., President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, has extended congratulations on the Coronation of the new Queen of the Santa Rosa First Peoples, Nona Lopez Calderon Galera Moreno Aquan.

Her Excellency’s message follows…

“I am pleased to extend warm and heartfelt felicitations to the Santa Rosa First People on the coronation of their new queen.

As a direct descendant of Pablo Lopez, a former Carib King, Ms. Nona Lopez Calderon Galera Moreno Aquan must be intimately aware of the challenges and obstacles which face the local indigenous community. While her heritage—coupled with her international experience—should put her in good stead to continue the legacy of the late Queen Cassar, I expect that she will carve her own path in the championing of indigenous affairs. 

I look forward to seeing Queen Nona grasp the reins of leadership and continue to promote the advancement and recognition of the customs, traditions and rights of the Santa Rosa indigenous community.”

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Story content courtesy OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Image courtesy MINISTRY OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, CULTURE & THE ARTS

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