Hagåtña
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Hagåtña

For those who want to read about the historical, political and cultural significance of Guam’s capital village, Hagåtña. I prepared these vignettes for the I Ma’adahen Fino’ Chamorro gi Koleho project under the guidance of Dr. Faye Untalan. I wrote up short descriptions of areas in Saipan, Hagåtña, Tinian and Southern Guam. It was a … Continue reading

Protest Culture
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Protest Culture

When the protest group Nasion Chamoru first emerged decades ago it created a conflict in the minds of people on Guam. On the one hand you had a group of people who were emphatically embodying “Chamorro” things. They were speaking Chamorro, fighting for Chamorro lands and Chamorro rights, and even sometimes sported ancient Chamorro jewelry. … Continue reading

Lost Latte
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Lost Latte

The latte stones that we find at Angel Santos Memorial Latte Stone Park in Hagatna are some of the most iconic on Guam. They are larger than most on island and found in a central location in the historic Hagatna area. Tens of thousands of tourists visit them each year. The late Angel Santos, a … Continue reading