ARAWAK MASTER WOODCARVER NAMES HIS NEWBORN SON AFTER BOLIVIAN LEADER
The wife of famous Guyanese Arawak Master Wood-sculptor Foster Simon of Pakuri Arawak Territory/St. Cuthbert’s Mission – had a baby son recently and the proud father named the boy ‘Evo Simon‘ after President Evo Morales Ayma of Bolivia; the Hemisphere’s first full-blooded Amerindian Head of State in over 450 years of European colonial and Neo-Colonial occupation of the Americas.
Wooden works of art created by Foster Simon are now in the Presidential collections of Guyana, Venezuela and Bolivia – with his brother-in-law Damon Corrie having presented one of his most recent works to Bolivia‘s OAS Ambassador Ambassador Reynaldo Cuadros (who received it on behalf of President Morales) in the Presidential Palace in La Paz, Bolivia in April 2007 – while there at the invitation of the Organisation of American States.
In the photo: Foster Simon is wearing a T-shirt with President Morales portrait while his wife Margaret holds baby Evo. Most Amerindians in Caribbean and on the American continents consider President Evo Morales of Bolivia to be ‘Their President‘ and he is a revered figure among the first nations of the Hemisphere.