Saturday, September 28, 2013

Tomorrow's Chamorro

Thirty minutes south of Tumon, Guam, these Chamorro youth are re-learning the Chamorro language, which was all but lost when speaking their native tongue was forbidden during occupation.  And they are re-interpreting the dances of their ancestors.  

This weekend, these Chamorro youth will travel to Korea to compete in an international contest of native dances.  But by just simply embracing, owning, learning about, contributing to and sharing their heritage, they have already won.  They are the future of Chamorro.

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