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

Hagåtña
estoria / fino' chamoru

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

Sky Cathedral
fino' chamoru

Sky Cathedral

Ma’u’udai yu’ gi batkon aire pa’go. Hu a’atan huyong gi langhet yan i mapagahes siha. Nina’hahasso yu’ nu este na betsu yan todu i famalao’an gi lina’la’-hu. Ko’lo’lo’na Si nana’-hu (ni’ ginen hu bisista gui’ giya Kalifotnia) yan iyo-ku grandmother, ni mumatai gi dos anos tatte na tiempo. Este na betsu tininge’ as Lee Perez, … Continue reading