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Chamorro enough: Teresita Guevara Smith finds her roots
By Sandy Flores Uslander

 

Teresita Guevara Smith was one of those children who grew up in a military family moving from California to Germany to Maryland. Her mother is Chamorro and her father is black. Her family lived in predominantly black communities…

 

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Pacific Daily News – Chamorro summer camp teaches culture
By Sandy Flores Uslander

 

If you tried to imagine all the summer camps that exist in southern California, you probably would not think of the one I visited recently in Long Beach. Ta Fan Apatte, meaning “let’s share,” is a Chamorro-immersion camp that…

 

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Dance group marks 20 years: Kutturan Chamoru is a cultural icon of Guam in California

 

Chamorro dance is an important expression of the Chamorro culture today, and one of the most popular ways to share it.

 

Since 1993, Kutturan Chamoru in Long Beach, Calif., has been gathering to dance and share our island heritage with the Chamorro community and others. Last weekend was the commemoration of the group’s 20 years of performance.

 

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Teaching Chamorro in California: Group aims to propagate local language

 

Next month is Chamorro month in Guam. I learned from Peter Onedera’s column that this year’s theme is, “Learn the Language of Our Elders and Use It Every Day.” In commemoration, I would like to share some of the resources that off-island folks have available to learn or brush up on their Chamorro language skills.A long-time effort

 

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Teaching Chamorro in California: Ta HITA

 

The Kutturan Chamoru Foundation is one of those special groups that keeps on giving. KCF is well known for its dance instruction and performance. The following story highlights their efforts to perpetuate the Chamorro language through their Ta HITA program.

 

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Lifestyle – Awards: Can help make college easier
By Sandy Flores Uslander

 

Islands, additionally supports education through a scholarship fund. Awards are available to Pacific Islander high school and college students who demonstrate merit in academics, the workplace and/or community involvement.

 

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