Bordered by the sea to the east, rugged forested areas to the west, and privately owned land to the north and south, the Kalinago Territory is a community still heavily reliant on subsistence agriculture, tourism and the craft industry and to some extent canoe building.

In the continued thrust for survival within the jurisdiction of the Wai’tukubuli state structure, the Kalinago exercised their sovereign right to self determination and functioned within a communal society centred on subsistence farming, weaving and fishing.

This fortitude would eventually result in a trade conflict which resulted in a misunderstanding on September 19th 1930 when two members of the community were killed and others accused and detained for allegedly smuggling goods out of the neighbouring French Departments.

At this juncture, the functional leadership within the community, referred to as the Carib Chief was abolished and later reinstated as part of the local government authority in 1952.