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