decolonization / fino' chamoru / kuttura / politiku

Protect Fino’ Chamoru

Here are two opportunities for concrete and positive action. There will be a  10:00 a.m. hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, on the the reestablishment of the CHamoru Language Commission (this bill, co-sponsored by Senators Judith Won Pat and Tina Muña Barnes) at the Legislature building in Hagåtña.  The public is welcomed to attend and make … Continue reading

Moonshot: The Indigenous Comic Collection
fino' chamoru / lepblo / nerd / Uncategorized

Moonshot: The Indigenous Comic Collection

Must-buy! Edited by Hope Nicholson (Brok Windsor, Lost Heroes, Nelvana of the Northern Lights), AH Comics brings you the multiple-award-winning MOONSHOT: The Indigenous Comics Collection! MOONSHOT is a collection of short stories created by indigenous writers and incredible artists in Canada and the US. From traditional stories to exciting new visions of the future, this … Continue reading

Revitalizing Language to Preserve Culture
fino' chamoru / kuttura / Uncategorized

Revitalizing Language to Preserve Culture

In 2013, I was asked by the local O’ahu media company, ThinkTech Hawaii to discuss my at the time upcoming thesis “Na’lå’la’ i Fino’-ta, Na’matatnga i Taotao-ta: Chamorro Language as Liberation From Colonization” on their show. Although I don’t quite like the title chosen as I aim to move way beyond the “preservation” framework for … Continue reading

Papa’ Sombran Mapagåhes
dandan / fino' chamoru

Papa’ Sombran Mapagåhes

Ti siña mumaigo’ yu’ på’go achokka’ gof yafai yu’. Meggai na cho’cho’ hu kekena’funhåyan på’go. Esta matutuhon un nuebu na såkkan gi UOG. Guaha deadline para un tinige’-hu academic agupa’, ya inalulula para bei na’funhåyan este ya na’hånaogue. Gi chatmaigo’-hu på’go, lumailailai yu’ gi komputå-hu, ya hu sodda’ i lyrics para este na kånta “Papa’ … Continue reading