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Help is on the way

As it appeared in the Guam PDN, Sunday September 6, 2015. Sandy in San Diego column The connection among Chamorros across the world has always fascinated me.  The response to the recent crisis following devastating typhoon Soudelor in the CNMI … Continue reading

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Chamorro Cultural Immersion Camp in Southern California

In a Cal State University Long Beach common room, twenty-five Chamorro youth are hearing about the art of the suruhana. Tan Perci Flores, the daughter of a suruhana from Santa Rita, tells of her experience collecting medicinal herbs and the … Continue reading

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I AM CHAMORRO film on its way!

This column was published on February 8th, 2015. February 21st will mark a major milestone for an important project known as I AM CHAMORRO. A crew will arrive to do two weeks of filming on Guam and the CNMI toward … Continue reading

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Uno Hit Chamorro education project

        The Che’lu organization in San Diego adopted the Uno Hit project a little more than a year ago, and it is now an established cultural resource for the San Diego community and beyond.   Che’lu is … Continue reading

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Island of Warriors

Here is an important program that you don’t want to miss. Guam, Pacific Islands The men and women of Guam are U.S. citizens who serve in the military at a rate that is three times higher than the rest of … Continue reading

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Liberations Queens keep the tradition of honor alive

It was inspiring to see the Liberation Queen candidates on Guam featured in last Sunday’s paper.   What many on Guam may not know is that we also select a Liberation Queen in San Diego, California. Since 1953, the Sons and … Continue reading

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NHPI

This report for the NHPI community is arguably the most illuminating yet on Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander peoples in the 50 states. The hope is that this will be used as a resource to identify priorities for specific groups … Continue reading

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The Guam Chamorro Dance Academy

  The Guam observance of Chamorro month spilled over in many ways to the Chamorro population in the US this last March.  One important cultural promotion was the launch of the Guam Chamorro Dance Academy at the Che’lu Chamorro Cultural … Continue reading

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The BBQ Show is something I’ve been wanting to share since its start over a year ago.  Right in the middle of a crazy-busy time preparing for the Chamorro Cultural Fest and the Uno Hit Conference, I took the time … Continue reading

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Good work, good people.

It always feels good to come across good work being done by good people in the community.  I appreciate the chance to share how a San Diego group is assisting the ill, especially ill children and their families that need … Continue reading

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