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GINEN MEETING


GINEN I HILA MEETING


September 7, 2017


Time: 7:00 p.m.


Location: UOG, EC102

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Prospective Master Storyteller

Ginen Application

Ginen i Hila i Maga'taotao Siha Association Membership Application




Christmas Caroling

CHAMORRO MONTH CULTURAL STORIES & ARTS AND CRAFTS AT THE HAGATNA PUBLIC LIBRARY




CHRISTMAS CAROLING AT GUAM MEMORIAL HOSPITAL









GINEN ELECTION

Congratulations to the Newly-Elected 2015-2016 Ginen i Hila of Officers!  

President:  Antonia Masga Calvo

Vice President: Frances Blanco

Secretary:  Ewy Taitano

Treasurer:   Patricia Ann Quichocho

Historian:  Benita Lizama

Sgt.-at-Arms:  Annie Pineda

Webmaster:  Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera
Congratulations, Peter Robert Onedera, former Ginen/PIBBA International President, on being recognized as Sainan Minenhalom Sinangan Ginen I Hila’, or Master Storyteller, and the publication of your sixth book titled, “Tinige’ Hinasso."

Pictured L-R: Joseph Artero-Cameron, Department of Chamorro Affairs President; Onedera; Vincent Leon Guerrero, Chief Education Officer to Gov. Eddie Calvo; Senator BJ Cruz, Vice Speaker of the 33rd Guam Legislature; and Monica Okada Guzman, CAHA Board Chair.


Pictured L-R: Jacqueline Balbas, CAHA Program Coordinator; Onedera; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, FestPac Literary Arts-Publications Co-Chair & PIBBA/Ginen i Hila i Maga'taotao Siha Association Webmaster.

Literary Arts Workshop Snapshots

Snapshots from the Sept. 6 workshops conducted by the Guam Literary Arts Committee for the GUAM Festival of Pacific Arts 2016. The workshops were held at the University of Guam CLASS Lecture Hall and HSS. Presentations focused on Indigenous Language, Oratory (Storytelling), Fashion, History, Publications, and Theater.
MACHOSFLAKOS MADNESS
STORYTELLING SLAM MEANINGFUL!

Ginen I Hila’ I Maga’taotao Siha Association's MACHOSFLAKOS MADNESS storytelling slam held on May 5, 2014 at the Mangilao Senior Citizens Center was filled with exciting stories and a chance to recruit new members. Enjoy the following video and snapshots taken during this special event!

MACHOSFLAKOS MADNESS

Click on the video below to view Ginen i Hila' I Maga'taotao Siha Association's "MACHOSFLAKOS MADNESS" on PhotoPeach.




MACHOSFLAKOS MADNESS SNAPSHOTS

CAHA/PREL Talk Story Workshop


CAHA/PREL Talk Story Workshop

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The Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency (CAHA) and the Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL) in collaboration with the Literary Arts Group of the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts Festival and the Guam Preservation Trust invite writers, storytellers and educators to a Talk Story Workshop. The theme for the workshop is the FestPac theme: “" What We Own, What We Have, What We Share, United Voices of the Pacific - Hafa Iyo-ta, Hafa Guinaha-ta, Hafa Ta Patte, Dinanna' Sunidu Siha Giya Pasifiku".

Presenters and topics for the workshop include Terrie Perez – Timeline/Storyline Process; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera – Historical Value of the Stories to be written; PK Harmon – Publication Matters; Leiana Naholowaa – Developing Program Topic of Stories; Dr. Monique Carriveau Storie – Techniques; Louie Gombar – Oral Presentation; and Antonia Masga Salas – Storytelling. Some stories resulting from this project will be featured in a PREL publication.

The workshop is FREE and scheduled for 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday, May 3 & 10, 2014 at AV#1, RFK Library, University of Guam in Mangilao. Interested parties may register with CAHA by submitting their name and contact information via telephone at 300-1204 to 300-1208 or via email at kaha1@guam.net. For further information contact Jackie Balbas, CAHA Program Coordinator at the numbers and email previously indicated.

CAHA/PREL Talk Story Snapshots

CAHA/PREL Talk Story Snapshots


Thank you to those who joined us in celebration of our 10th Anniversary.

Si Yu'os Ma'ase'!

10th Anniversary Celebration - Friday the 13th Zombie Walk

FRIDAY, THE 13TH ZOMBIE WALK

"FRIDAY THE 13TH ZOMBIE WALK" SUCCESSFUL

In celebration of our 10th Anniversary, Ginen i Hila’ i Maga’taotao Siha Association hosted its first FRIDAY THE 13TH ZOMBIE WALK on September 13, 2013. The event took place at the Paseo de Susana from 5 to 7:30 p.m. This event was free to the public, but donations were being accepted to benefit Rainbows for All Children - Guam.

Ginen i Hila'i Maga'taotao Siha Association was founded by Peter R. Onedera in 2003 and has been the literary arts delegation to the Festival of the Pacific Arts (FestPac) in Palau (2004); American Samoa (2008); and in the Solomon Islands (2012). The group is also preparing for its participation in Guam’s hosting of FestPac in 2016.

Thank you once again to all who joined us in this special event. For more information, please contact Peter R. Onedera at peteronedera@gmail.com or at 486-3210.

ABOUT US

This was the first group designated in an official capacity to represent the island as previous festivals normally consisted of visual artists, weavers, carvers, cultural singers and dancers. At the urging of J. Lawrence Cruz, former president of the Department of Chamorro Affairs and overall chairperson of Guam’s official delegation, Peter R. Onedera was contacted to form a group comprised of storytellers.



Thus, the following comprised the original members of the group:




Kevin James Camacho

*Peter John "Makahna" Duenas

David "Dave" De Leon Flores, Jr.

Leonila "Lila" Torres Gombar

Louis "Louie" Gombar

Dorothea Zita "Doring" Jesus

David Joseph "Dave" Lujan

Theodore Joseph "Ted" Tenorio Nededog

*Peter Robert Onedera, President

Rosa Salas Palomo

Theresa "Ewy" Gumataotao Taitano


Upon its return from Palau, a majority of the members decided to continue the group and has done so to the present. Others who have, at one time, been a member of the group as well as new ones are listed here:




Beverly Ann Borja Acfalle

Anthony J.P. Ada

Bernadita "Bennett" Lujan Aguon

Charissa Lynn Aguon

Severina Atalig

Gloriette "Gena" Babauta

Felix Benavente

Lourdes Benavente

*Francisca Camacho Blanco, Vice President

Frank Lee Borja

*Anthony Lloyd Calvo

*Antonia Masga Calvo, President

Julius Cesar Sotomayor Cena

Grace Christman

Elizabeth Terlaje Cruz

Dr. Jose Quinene Cruz

*Dr. Arlene Salas Diaz

Maria Borja Dooley

Maria Esteves

Nickolas "Nick" Fegurgur

Terrie C. Flores

David "Dave" Tedtaotao Gofigan

*Lois Taitano Gumataotao, Historian

Peter Judicpa

Ronald Tenorio Laguana

Benita M. Lizama

John M. Lizama

Dawn Maka

Cira T. McMillan

*Mae Cruz Mendiola, Secretary

Nikita Mendiola

Rufina Mendiola

Selina Onedera-Salas

Anna Maria Palacios

*Simeon Manibusan Palomo

Daniel J. Pangelinan

Jay Baza Pascua

*Juanita T. Peredo

*Annie Margarita Babauta Pineda

*Patricia Ann "Patti" Quichocho, Treasurer

Rosa Mafnas Quidachay

*Toni "Malia" Ramirez

Elizabeth Reyes

Carmen D. San Nicolas

Joseph T. San Nicolas

Joseph "Poping" Santos

Emily Sablan

Frances Sablan

Dallas Taijeron

Maria Ana "Ann" Tenorio Rivera

*Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster

Dr. Marilyn "Mern" C. Salas

Vincent John "Vinnie" Salas

Steven Santos

Julia Henderson Shore

Sandy Marie Stilwell

Jovita Taimanao

Jerome Tomagan

Victor Tuquero

*CURRENT MEMBERS

Friday, 3 October 2014

Condolences for McMillan Family

Cira McMillan

The Ginen family extends its deepest condolences and sympathies to the family of Cira McMillan who passed away today at Paradise Valley Hospital in San Diego.  She is a traditional storyteller and former Guam Department of Education teacher.  She was also a FESTPAC delegate to the 1996 Western Samoa FOPA.  She will always be remembered. God Bless her and her family. May she rest in peace.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Literary Arts Sept. 6 Workshop Snapshots

Snapshots from the Sept. 6 workshops conducted by the Guam Literary Arts Committee for the GUAM Festival of Pacific Arts 2016. The workshops were held at the University of Guam CLASS Lecture Hall and HSS. Presentations focused on Indigenous Language, Oratory (Storytelling), Fashion, History, Publications, and Theater.

Friday, 5 September 2014

The Guam Literary Arts Committee for the GUAM Festival of Pacific Arts 2016 is calling all interested artists to participate in our workshops on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the University of Guam CLASS Lecture Hall.

The schedule is as follows:

Opening Remarks - 10:00 to 10:15

Indigenous Language - 10:15 to 10:45

Oratory (Storytelling) - 10:45 to 11:15

*Fashion - 11:30 to 12:30
*History - 11:30 to 12:30
*Publications - 11:30 to 12:30
   *These are concurrent presentations, and participants may elect to participate in only one of the three workshops.

Break - 12:30 to 1:00

Theater - 1:00 to 1:50

Closing - 1:50 to 2:00

These workshops are FREE and open to the public. Due to the limited space, we kindly ask that you please register to participate at: Literary Arts Committee Workshop Registration. For more information, please contact Literary Arts Committee Chairwoman, Selina Onedera-Salas, atliterary.guam@gmail.com.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Guam FestPac 2016 Literary Arts Workshop on September 6

The Guam Literary Arts Committee for the GUAM Festival of Pacific Arts 2016 is calling all interested artists to participate in our workshops on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the University of Guam CLASS Lecture Hall.

The schedule is as follows:

Opening Remarks - 10:00 to 10:15

Indigenous Language - 10:15 to 10:45

Oratory (Storytelling) - 10:45 to 11:15

*Fashion - 11:30 to 12:30
*History - 11:30 to 12:30
*Publications - 11:30 to 12:30
   *These are concurrent presentations, and participants may elect to participate in only one of the three workshops.

Break - 12:30 to 1:00

Theater - 1:00 to 1:50

Closing - 1:50 to 2:00

These workshops are FREE and open to the public. Due to the limited space, we kindly ask that you please register to participate at: Literary Arts Committee Workshop Registration. For more information, please contact Literary Arts Committee Chairwoman, Selina Onedera-Salas, atliterary.guam@gmail.com.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Condolences for the Okada Family

Please keep Monica Okada Guzman and her family in your prayers for the loss of her mother, "Tan Rita" Diaz Cruz Okada, who passed away May 23, 2014.

Friday, 16 May 2014

2nd FestPac Workshop, Connect Me * Create Me* Promote Me Series

Visual Arts Committee: Create Me…Preservation and Quality Arts Workshop

This workshop is the second in a set of three being offered by Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities with funding from the Guam Visitors Bureau and support from Guam Preservation Trust and Guampedia. The workshop is being offered to keep Guam artists current with plans for the Festival of the Pacific scheduled for 2016 on Guam, and improve their knowledge on how they can better prepare their works for a professional display.

Location:  Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica National Museum, Hagåtña


Program Schedule 
8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Welcome - Monica Guzman
Overview on Visual Arts, Workshop Brief - Ron Castro, Jen Ooka
9:15 a.m. Historical overview of Visual Arts on Guam  - Judy Flores
What We Own, What We Have, What We Share
9:30 a.m. Break Out Sessions
   2D – Discussion on materials and framing: Panel members: Ron J. Castro, Dawn Reyes, Ric R. Castro, Henry Klickner  (Art & Frames)
3D – Discussion on professional set up of exhibition, curating, displays, pedestals by Lewis Rifkowitz, Moneka Flores, Velma Yamashita  
Film - Developing a story line and finding funding: Raph Unpingco and Bal  Aguon. Production and post production: Don Muna, Tom Tanner,  Burt Sardoma
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Continuation of Break Out Sessions (2D, 3D and Film)
11:30 a.m. Project Management Overview/ Panel Discussion
11:45 a.m. Evaluation and Wrap Up

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Literary Arts Meeting Conducted by Chairperson Peter Robert Onedera One Last Time

We are saddened that March 13, 2014 was the last day for Chairperson Peter Robert Onedera to conduct the 2016 Festival of the Pacific Arts Literary Arts Committee meeting held at UOG's MARC Library. However, all is not lost, as his daughter, Selina Onedera Salas, will resume where her dad left off to continue the FESTPAC literary arts project he started. Peter will be relocating to California to venture into other cultural projects and activities. He will be sorely missed.  We know that he will make a powerful impact wherever he may go.

Peter Robert Onedera
Chairperson of the 2016 Festival of the Pacific Arts Literary Arts Committee 
Among the topics discussed in the meeting are the literary arts updates from the sub-committees of fashion, history, indigenous languages, oratory, publications, and theatre. Louie Gombar spoke about the successful Flame Tree Festival and Machosflakos storytelling event. Dr. Monique Storie and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera reported on the meaningful PREL/CAHA storytelling workshops that were held at the RFK Library. In addition, Selina mentioned that she had a fruitful meeting with local playrights.  Monica Okada Guzman further updated the committee with upcoming FESTPAC activities.

A reminder of the FESTPAC Fundraiser "Dinanña Kotturan Guahan" was announced. It will be held Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 6:00 p.m., at the Sheraton Laguna Resort. It is a $50 donation. A September 6, 2014 workshop showcasing the literary arts publication will also take place. For more information on FESTPAC activities, visit http://guamfestpac2016.com.

The following are a few snapshots taken during the meeting. Enjoy!







Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Ginen i Hila' I Maga'taotao Siha Association's "MACHOSFLAKOS MADNESS" Video

Click on the video below to view Ginen i Hila' I Maga'taotao Siha Association's "MACHOSFLAKOS MADNESS" on PhotoPeach.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

CAHA/PREL Talk Story Workshop II Instrumental!

The Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency (CAHA) and the Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL) in collaboration with the Literary Arts Group of the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts Festival and the Guam Preservation Trust held the second segment of their scheduled workshops on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the RFK Library at the University of Guam in Mangilao.  The theme for the workshop is the FestPac theme: “" What We Own, What We Have, What We Share, United Voices of the Pacific - Hafa Iyo-ta, Hafa Guinaha-ta, Hafa Ta Patte, Dinanna' Sunidu Siha Giya Pasifiku".  It was filled with excitement of  storytelling and publication tips.

The following are a few snapshots taken during the workshop.  Enjoy!













Condolences for Onedera Family

The Ginen family extends its deepest condolences and sympathies to the family of Ginen i Hila President and former PIBBA International President, Peter Robert Onedera, on the passing of his brother. He will always be remembered. God Bless him and his family. May he rest in peace.

MACHOSFLAKOS MADNESS MEANINGFUL!

Ginen I Hila’ I Maga’taotao Siha Association's MACHOSFLAKOS MADNESS storytelling slam held on May 5, 2014 at the Mangilao Senior Citizens Center was filled with exciting stories and a chance to recruit new members. Enjoy the following video and snapshots taken during this special event!

Click on the video below to view Ginen i Hila' I Maga'taotao Siha Association's "MACHOSFLAKOS MADNESS" on PhotoPeach.