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

Act of Decolonization: Hugua
decolonization / estoria / politiku

Act of Decolonization: Hugua

We often conceive of colonization as being a formal process involving militaries, governments and treaties. These things all play essential roles in creating a colony, but the process for colonization is always far more complicated than this. Those who are seeking to understand colonialism and also create possibilities for decolonization must not focus solely on … Continue reading