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You’re maybe asking yourself “what’s Kalinago Barana Autê?” Kalinago Barana Autê is the unique experience in learning the history and traditions of the Kalinago (Carib) people from hundreds of years ago. It is a world of Color and pageantry, where Dominica’s first people’s talent and culture is still alive.


Kalinago Barana Autê is located along the bank of the Crayfish-River near the Isukulati Falls in the Carib Territory. A 3,700 acres territory or reserve on the eastern coast of the island, inhabited by the Kalinago people.

The site consists of an interpretation center, snack bar, and gift shop. The tour of this breathtaking village, a footbridge crossing the river gives way to a circular trail on the northern side and leads to a series of small huts (ajoupas) that are located throughout the site. In the center of this arrangement of small huts is the main Karbet (biggest hut), which is used for cultural and theatrical performances.

The huts (ajoupas) feature traditional activities such ascanoe building, cassava processing, basket weaving, calabash carving, and herb collection and preparation.

During the tour, one can learn about the local flora and fauna and its usefulness to the Kalinago people from the certified tour guides. The remainder of the trail throughout this gorgeous village will offer fantastic viewpoints of the rough Atlantic coastline, along with the opportunity to witness the Isulukati Waterfall cascading down into the Atlantic Ocean.

Kalinago Barana Autê truly offers guests a doorway into the culture of the Kalinago people and Dominican Heritage. It’s something definitely worth checking-out 😎 if you’re on the island.

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