Hafa na debi di ta fanadingan yan i mañaina-ta
estoria / fino' chamoru

Hafa na debi di ta fanadingan yan i mañaina-ta

Manhami mañasåga ham yan si nanå-hu biha. Guiya pumulan gui’ sa’ machocho’cho’ si nanå-hu yan si tatå-hu ya annai mana’hålom yu’ gi famulanan famagu’on, sigi ha kumåti yu’. Hu hasso na un diha gigon matagam yu’ ginen i famulanan-hu famagu’on, hu faisen si bihå-hu kao ha chatli’e’ yu’ sa’ ti malago’ ha pulan yu’. Ginen … Continue reading

Chamorro Information Activists
kuttura

Chamorro Information Activists

For years I was part of a collective called “The Chamorro Information Activists” or the CIA. It started as a group of people who all were more liberal or progressive in their thinking coming together after being depressed at how conservative and militarized much of the Guam/Chamorro presence on the internet was. At this point, … Continue reading

Ekungok
lepblo / politiku

Ekungok

There are so many more stories to be told. Stories of the self and (trans)Pacific (trans)positionality. Stories of the global and the other. These stories are told in many venues and many ways, not only from spaces of privilege such as mainstream publishers, the English language, and elite classes. Chamorro poet and University of Hawai‘i … Continue reading

Three Massacres
estoria

Three Massacres

Chamorro Studies has only existed as a program for a short while, but its existence is questioned all the time. During the Chamorro Experience gi Fino’ Chamorro lecture series one elderly Chamorro man asked me flat out, why people should learn to speak Chamorro when the language is clearly on its way out? During the … Continue reading