Keynote Speaker – Inaugural Indigenous Languages Conference, FestPac 2016
decolonization / Ineyak

Keynote Speaker – Inaugural Indigenous Languages Conference, FestPac 2016

Final Keynote Speaker – Indigenous Languages Conference Inaugural Session, Festival of the Pacific Arts, Guam, 2016 I Unibetsedåt Guåhan Notes by Isa Kelley Bowman Rev. Dr. Upolu Luma Vaai (Pacific Theological College, Samoa) The cosmic community everyone and everything included, not just people saluations and respect, tåno’, ancestors, spirits, sea, Chamorro people, etc. We are in … Continue reading

decolonization / militat

Medal of Honor

About a year ago, we interviewed Chamorro military veteran Martin Manglona.  The interview is up at Hongga Mo’na (along with an English translation). He was originally nominated for a Medal of Honor for his actions in the Vietnam War, but: Supporters of the provision say discrimination was the reason some Pacific Islander and Asian American … Continue reading


“Stolen People on Stolen Land: Decolonizing While Black”

Wonderful, thought-provoking essay from Adele Thomas: Searching for the answer brings me face to face with a difficult reality—a reality that means it is understood and acknowledged that I am here as a result of theft of life and culture. This feeling is hollowing and a specific loss of self and personhood unique to that of a non-Indigenous … Continue reading


“Maidenform Women”

Here’s a hot tip for all you New York Times reviewers!  Why not avoid starting your review with an unecessary and not even funny joke about bras?  Especially when you’re a woman, purportedly sympathetic to feminism, reviewing a new feminist book?  Just a little thought. There was a time when many women would sooner have … Continue reading