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Law supporting cultural experts proposed in Saipan.

By Lori Lyn Lirio A LAW exempting from business license fees individuals who educate others, especially the younger generations of Chamorros and Carolinians, about the local culture was passed before the local Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Island legislature. This was learned after the Indigenous Affairs Office Resident Executive Roman Tudela Jr. expressed support for House […]

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Three-day cultural immersion tour for young Chamorros begins today in Guam

By Lori Lyn Lirio IN a bid to make young Chamorros to experience their culture, Guma’Simiyan Manaina-Ta sent 19 students to Guam for a cultural immersion tour which began today and will last until Sunday. Guma founder and instructor Luis John Castro said the cultural immersion tour will allow the students to learn more about […]

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The people of Marianas are related to Filipinos archaeological evidence shows

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE people of Marianas, including Chamorros, and Filipinos are related, archaeological evidence shows. Thus claimed Jesuit Fr. Francis Hezel in his 50-minute documentary ‘Before We Began Counting Years’. The documentary film, which surveys the work done by archaeologists over the years, and presented evidence of where the early migrants of Mariana […]