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Dr. Ana María Tekina-eirú Maynard
President - Researcher - Coach - Consultant


Dr. Maynard's has been interviewed for a wide range of topics throughout her career(s), from the High Tech to Cultural Arts, as well as living Taino heritage. Enjoy this selection of media spotlights and interviews (news & radio). Additional information available upon request.


  • Coverage of Earth Day Celebration with Taino & Indigenous Friends, Spectrum News, April 22, 2018. [PDF]
  • Continuing Rebuilding Efforts in Puerto Rico , Fox7 Good Day News, Dec 12, 2017. [Video] Three months later, Puerto Rico is still in crisis. Puerto Rican Cultural Center calls for resourced to help Boricuas arriving in Austin. (1st Video below.)
  • Update on hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico, FOX 7 News, October 25, 2017. (2nd Video below.)


  • Food is Love - Austin American Statesman, November 18, 2014. [ VIDEO ABOVE]
  • Food is familia: Local Latinos share why food helps shape identity, Nancy Flores, Austin Gente, American Statesman, November 18, 2014. See online link for video! [ ONLINE ]
  • "Austin artists leading the pack in Artistic Innovations grants, Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, Austin American Statesman, July 9, 2013. [PDF]
  • "More Latinos identify as Native American, census shows" By Laurie Guthmann, CNN, September 30, 2011. [PDF]
  • Watson celebrates Native American Heritage Month, John (Alan) Bivens, IBM News, November 16, 2010. (Posted with permission.)
  • The Taino Experience, Teresa Carbajal Ravet, Examiner.com: Austin Latino Neighborhoods Examiner, August 20th, 2010. [PDF]
  • Las bondades de la danza", Gissela SantaCruz, Ahora Si American Statesman, June 24, 2010. The importance on preserving cultural heritage. [PDF]
  • Decimated Tribe Seeks Recognition Through 2010 Census, Lydia Craft, Voices of America, April 5, 2010. Interview aired on world-wide radio program and as a written report. [PDF]
  • "Indigenas quieren hacerse contar en el Censo," Tania Lara, Ahora Si American Statesman, March 3, 2010. Hispanics of Native Origins will be counted in the Census.
  • 1st Annual Taino Awards - Founding Director recognized in in awards ceremony in New York City, March 28, 2009.


  • Charismatic leader creates Austin Puerto Rican center, Shermakaye Bass, Austin American Statesman XL, August 10, 2006. Photo from SlideShow & Closeup Photo.
  • "Ana Maria Maynard: fiel embajadora de la cultura de Puerto Rico" - by Josefina Villicana, American Statesman Ahora Si, December 1, 2005. Story on PRFDance's fearless leader, Ana Maria Maynard.
  • Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance and Cultural Center: Where Creativity Celebrates Tradition - by Autumn Rhea Carpenter, Austin Woman Magazine, December 2005. Article on PRFDance's cultural mission and our Director's childhood memories that inspired its founding.
  • Mujeres Maravillosas [HUGE MP3 FILE (17M)] - Dr. Ana Maria Maynard featured guest. Joy Diaz, talk show host, 1414AM, October 10, 2005, 6:30pm. Right click on link and save to best listen to the interview!
  • IBMer's creative outlet a local institution: Ann Marie Maynard shares Puerto Rico through nonprofit, Chris Nay, IBM Site Communications, IBM Corporation, July 26, 2004.
  • In Progress... - story by Latin Beat Magazine, a national & international publication, October 2004,
  • Parenting People - Austin Our Kids, August 2001. [PDF] Children are an important reason why we do this.

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