Awards & Recognition

Participated in the 12th Festival of the Pacific Arts, Guam 2016. FestPac is held every four years since 1972, and brings together artists and cultural practitioners from around the Pacific region for two weeks of cultural exchange and celebration. It is the largest gathering of Pacific Islanders to unite and enhance the mutual respect and appreciation of one another. With 27 island nations represented at FestPac Guam 2016, KCF was honored to have 12 dancers participate as Delegates from the Diaspora with the 500+ Guam Delegation in this life-changing event.

Ta Fan Apåtte Chamoru Immersion Camp in partnership with Cheyenne Angelica LLC is a 3 day/2 night stay at California State University, Long Beach. Participants gain insight and are immersed in the Chamoru culture, while developing an appreciation for the traditions, language and preservation of their native heritage.

Navigating Pacific Hearts Women’s Heart Disease project in partnership with Pacific Islander Health Partnership, UC Irvine

Premier Chamoru dance group for the Annual Pacific Islander Community Council Festival. A two-day festival which features Pacific Island cultural performances, cultural booths, and food booths with 5,000+ in attendance in Habor City, CA.

Featured Chamoru dance group for the Annual Pacific Islander Festival Association. A two-day festival which features Pacific Island cultural performances, cultural booths, and food booths with 100,000+ in attendance in San Diego, CA.

Artist-in-Residence, awarded by the California Arts Council & co-funded by Guam Communications Network

Maga’lahi Award for Off-Island Contribution, awarded by the Governor of Guam and the Council of Arts and Humanities (CAHA), Guam

Award of Excellence for Tobacco Advocacy, awarded by Guam Communications Network

Dinana Minagof Chamorro Dance Competition, Guam

2002 1st place in Ancient Era
2002 1st place in Spanish Era
2002 2nd place in Contemporary Era

KCP participated in a festival of Indigenous Indians of the Americas, called Cuatro Encuentra Yoreme Sinaloa, Mexico. A one-week trip traveling from Culiacan, Los Mochis, Mazatlan, and El Fuerte representing the island of Guam’s featured group Tao Tao Tano, under the direction of Frank Rabon, Master of Chamorro Dance and Creative Director of Pa’a Tao Tao Tano.

Congressional Commendation presented by Madeleine Bordallo, Member of Congress, Delegate from Guam

KCP has participated in the “Pacific Island Summer” program promoting the Mariana Islands and their exhibit to visitors and patrons of the Aquarium of the Pacifc in Long Beach, CA.

Congressional Performance in Washington DC in celebration of Guam’s Liberation. A 3-day trip performing for 35-40+ delegates of Congress and their staff on Capitol Hill in the Cannon Caucus Room.

The Smithsonian’s Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Month, National Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C. A 3-day trip touring our nation’s capital and performing for the Smithsonian’s Asian Pacific Heritage Month Celebration. This was the 1st time a Chamorro group had ever been invited to perform at the Smithsonian.

Elaine Weissman Los Angeles Treasures Grant Recipient, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs and California Traditional Music Society.

Tan Chong Padula “Humanitarians of the Year Award” awarded by Guam Communications Network.

Recognition Award, awarded by Senator Debra Bowen of Redondo Beach, California

Community Award, awarded by the National Pacific Island Educators Network (NPIEN).

KCP performed on behalf of the Guam Visitor’s Bureau (GVB) for the Los Angeles Times Travel and Adventure Show, a 2-day event at the Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA.

Premier of KCP’s first muscial play called “Puengen Minagof….A Night to Remember” about a young man who is heading down the wrong path, returns to Guam to learn about his past through his spiritual ancestors, the Tao Tao Mona (the first people).

Margaret McKinney Folk and Traditional Arts Fellowship awarded by the Arts Council for Long Beach.

Traditional Arts Development Program Contract awarded by the Alliance for California Tradional Arts.

California Community Foundation grant awarded to APIsCAN – KCF Early Childhood Education Advocacy

Los Angeles AAPI Giving Circle grant award for groups engaged in socially-innovative, grassroots ideas. Celebrated 20th Anniversary at the Ford Amphitheater, Hollywood, CA

In partnership with Che’lu San Diego, KCF helped establish “Uno Hit – We Are One” – a Chamoru song and dance “tuition free” weekly program under the Direction of Sandy Uslander in San Diego, Ca.

KCF and Cheyenne Angelica LLC establish the Cheyenne Angelica Scholarship awarding $1,000 to two individuals who are dedicated to changing the lives of others.

1st Annual Ta Fan Apåtte Chamoru Immersion Camp in partnership with Cheyenne Angelica LLC is a 3 day/2 night stay at California State University, Long Beach. Participants gain insight and are immersed in the Chamoru culture, while developing an appreciation for the traditions, language and preservation of their native heritage.