Banzai Cliff
estoria / fino' chamoru

Banzai Cliff

As a Chamorro historian, I’ve read much and written much about Chamorro history, but nearly everything I’ve read or written is in the English language. After losing both my grandparents in the past two years, I’ve become much more sensitive to the fact that our most fluent generation, i manåmko’, are disappearing and the language … Continue reading

8th International Lapita Conference, Port Vila, Vanautu, 5-10 July 2015
Ineyak / kuttura

8th International Lapita Conference, Port Vila, Vanautu, 5-10 July 2015

Wish I were attending this conference!  Looks amazing. ~~~ “Archeological evidence points to settlement of the Marianas as early as 3,600 years ago, and the appearance of a unique clay pottery style, referred to as Marianas redware. Marianas redware shows similarities with other pottery styles of the same period in Southeast Asia and what is … Continue reading

Marianas Hubris
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Marianas Hubris

Since I started teaching at UOG, I’ve noticed a lot more students who come from the CNMI, than I can recall from when I was an undergraduate 15 years ago. Perhaps I just never noticed them before, or nothing ever came up in discussions in class which would help reveal their identities, but I’m often … Continue reading