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Acho Marianas September 11th 2021 Agat / Umatac Bay Overlook Slinging Event

Join us on Sept 11th 2021 at 4:30 PM at Agat / Umatac Bay Overlook. Acho Marianas will be slinging seeds for distance vegetation and to commemorate & pay homage to events transpiring in 2001 and 1671 in ancient Chamorro history. If you have any indigenous seeds available, please bring them to sling. Please come in small groups. Social distancing... [Read more of this review]

What is Fokai FSHARP? | Good Vibrations. Resonate.

Fokai FSHARP | Good Vibrations. Resonate. All throughout history from stories of the famous and fabled Atlantis to the Great Pyramid of Giza, and with places ancient civilizations in between, FSharp has been noted as a frequency and vibration that would send positive and productive energy throughout the land and to the cosmos. Cultivating elements... [Read more of this review]

The 1st Annual 2021 Sling League Season Finale at Sagan Kotturan Chamoru Cultural Center Guam

The 1st Annual 2021 Sling League Season Finale at Sagan Kotturan Chamoru Cultural Center Guam The 1st Annual 2021 Sling League Season has come to a close after 12 weeks of stone slinging with over 60 participants from Guam & Ireland, along with many guest slingers from Rota, Tinian, & Menorca, Spain. The format is 4 rounds of 5 stones per event.... [Read more of this review]

Professor Stephen Roberto Retirement Speech July 3rd 2021

Professor Stephen Roberto Retirement Speech July 3rd 2021 | Purebred Jiujitsu Guam  Read More →

500 Years & 500 Seconds w/ Cuki Alvarez & Frank “The Crank” Camacho

500 w/ Cuki Alvarez & Frank “The Crank” Camacho Cuki “The Flying Cockroach” aka “The Janitor” & Frank “THE CRANK” Camacho talk about their near death experience car accident that happened on the I-405 S in California, the week of UFC 263 FIGHT WEEK for Frank The Crank Camacho and his cornerman... [Read more of this review]

500 Years & 500 Seconds w/ Fokai Amphibious Minded, John “Barbs” Barber

John Barber has always been Fokai Amphibious Minded since ever since, taking on huge waves, catching big ocean game on a kayak, and capturing all of that, along w/ phenomenal photos of nature and the stars. John “Barbs” Barber is a definitely must follow on Instagram at @johnbarbs671 ( https://www.instagram.com/johnbarbs671 )  Read More →

500 Years & 500 Seconds Interview with Frank “The Crank” Camacho w/ Co Founder of Fokai, Roman Dela Cruz

500 Years & 500 Seconds Interview with Frank “The Crank” Camacho w/ Co Founder of Fokai, Roman Dela Cruz. On May 8, 2021, Frank Camacho had a video interview with the Co-Founder of Fokai Industries, Roman Dela Cruz. Roman Dela Cruz is one of the very close friends and seniors of Frank Camacho. Camacho has great respect, love, and admiration... [Read more of this review]

500 Years & 500 seconds w/ surfing protege Irie Fitzgerald

500 Years & 500 seconds w/ surfing protege Irie Fitzgerald. Raised on Guam and daughter of Brian and Tatami Fitzgerald, Irie (17 years old) has been on a tear and making waves in the JR surf realm. She had recently placed 3rd overall under 18 women’s WSA (Western Surf Association) Championships in California. We catch up with Irie in 500 seconds... [Read more of this review]

Ancient CHamoru Canoe Builders: Agad’na

From: Guampedia The ancient CHamorus who were skilled at canoe building and navigation were called agad’na. Early European accounts regularly marveled at these CHamoru vessels, William Dampier, saying in 1681 for instance that: One cannot stop talking about their great velocity, craftsmanship and lightness, because in the whole universe I do... [Read more of this review]

From the Desk of Guam’s Historian: CHamoru oral histories

Guampedia.com March 2021 Newsletter CHamoru oral histories are a powerful tool in the interpretation of our sainas (elders), finaloffan (past) and hinanau (a journey). For more than five decades, I have emphasized using Finu’håya (CHamoru language) in understanding and learning of the CHamoru finaloffan and hinanau. There is no alternative since... [Read more of this review]

500 ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARRIVAL OF THE SPANIARDS IN GUAM

The Spanish training ship “Juan Sebastián Elcano” arrives at the Umatac Bay of the island of Guam, thus commemorating the 500 th anniversary of the arrival of the Spaniards in these islands called as a whole Las Marianas, located in the area of Micronesia (Pacific ocean). It was on March 6, 1521, after four months without stepping on land, that... [Read more of this review]

Spanish Navy ship Juan Sebastián de Elcano arrives in Marianas waters!

Spanish Navy tall ship Juan Sebastián de Elcano arrived Feb. 26, 2021 in Guam’s waters to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Magellan’s visit to the island.  Read More →

Guma’ Mahiga and Acho Marianas Chamorro Slinging Demonstration Umatac Bay. 500 Years

Guma’ Mahiga and Acho Marianas Chamorro Slinging Demonstration Umatac Bay. 500 Years Fr: Guam PDN Representatives from Guma’ Mahiga and Acho Marianas have gathered to prepare for an upcoming slingstone demonstration in honor of the CHamoru people and culture that encountered Ferdinand Magellan during his arrival to Guam, at Umatac Bay, Feb.... [Read more of this review]

The First Battle. September 11, 1671. Chamorro Spanish War

A History of Guam. By Lawrence J. Cunningham, Janice J. Beaty The First Battle. September 11, 1671. The attack came on September 11, 1671. Thirty Spanish and Filipino soldiers stood behind the walls. They fired guns called arquebuses. They also shot crossbows. Two thousand Chamorros surrounded them. Some men rushed toward the stockade. The soldiers... [Read more of this review]

HITA TALKS at the Guam Museum: Guam Slinging

Shortly after a performance at the Tir de Fona Internacionale, members of Acho Marianas Guam engage in The University of Guam’s HITA TALKS  with Carlos Madrid of the Micronesian Area Research Center for a conversation through the past, present, and future of Guam Slinging and its role int he 500 year anniversary and commemoration of Guams first... [Read more of this review]