decolonization / Ineyak

Scholarship on US military DEIS & indigenous sovereignty . . .

Scholarly literature on the effects of U.S. military DEIS on indigenous populations outlines many such troubling instances.  Chamorro social scientist LisaLinda Natividad points out that the U.S. military’s 2009 DEIS for its proposed military buildup on Guahan received the lowest possible rating from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “environmentally unsatisfactory,” and, further, the military’s subsequent … Continue reading

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

famalaoan / Ineyak

Congratulations

Congratulations to the many 2016 graduates with a major or minor in Chamorro Studies!  We are so proud of our colleagues in Chamorro Studies for their incredible commitment to the students and the university, especially, of course, Dr. Michael Lujan Bevacqua, the program director. Also, congratulations to our 2016 graduates of the Women and Gender … Continue reading

Red Skin, White Masks by Glen Coulthard
Ineyak / lepblo / lepblo siha / politiku / Uncategorized

Red Skin, White Masks by Glen Coulthard

Glen Coulthard’s book Red Skin, White Masks is an incredibly important work for the present situation that many indigenous people find themselves in. Coulthard precisely identifies the shape-shifting character of colonialism from a interlocking process that aims to exclude and assimilate to one that recognizes and accommodates. Despite this change in the colonial mechanism, Coulthard argues … Continue reading

decolonization / Ineyak

Nick Goetzfridt on Marianas Historiography

A good non-action example would be the Spanish non-response to massive Chamorro depopulation. The first census of 1710 revealed that—although published interpretative variations eventually find middle ground in the 3,500 range—3,539 Chamorros (the most commonly cited number) remained out of early or pre-San Vitores ‘contact’ estimates ranging from as high as 100,000 to as low … Continue reading

PAI 6 (2015): Special Issue on Famalao’an, Famagu’on-ta, Tahtaotao-ta, yan Familia-ta
famalaoan / Ineyak

PAI 6 (2015): Special Issue on Famalao’an, Famagu’on-ta, Tahtaotao-ta, yan Familia-ta

Online and open-access here: Pacific Asia Inquiry, vol. 6 We are excited to announce this new special issue focusing on women, children, gender, and the family in the Pacific and adjacent Asia!  Check it out and share with your networks.  I have to say, we really focused more on women and the family, but we’ll see … Continue reading