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New Carib Queen- a keeper and teacher of traditions

Msgr Christian Pereira anoints the Queen elect, Nona Lopez Aquan

The great, great, granddaughter of Pedro Lopez, the last King of the Nepuyo People (Caribs) became the Santa Rosa First Peoples Community’s seventh Queen last weekend.

Nona Lopez Aquan’s selection as Carib Queen was marked with indigenous rituals at the First Peoples’ headquarters in Arima. Other activities during the week were planned.

Last Saturday, the mother of two sons and grandmother of three was inaugurated at the 6 p.m. Mass at Santa Rosa RC Church, Arima.

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