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GINEN MEETING


GINEN I HILA MEETING


July 6, 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

Monday, 28 April 2014

Flame Tree Festival a Success!

It was an honor to be a member of the Guam Ginen i Hila i Magataotao Siha Delegation at the 33rd Flame Tree Festival held April 25-27, 2014 at the Civic Center Park in Susupe, Saipan.  This annual event is one of the largest arts and cultural event in the Micronesian region.  The stories we shared with the audience were unforgettable.  They included our Delegate Chair Louie Gombar's Homabe No Uta, Antonia Salas' Nana memories, Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera's Manga/Familia story, Paul Tuncap's Peskadot/Flame Tree story, Selina Onedera Salas' Neni story, and Rosario Perez's Incredible experience.  There's no doubt that storytelling captivates the audience.  Let us continue to pass on a part of Guam's history and rich stories that provide an insight into our culture and build a pathway of connections for generations to come!  Enjoy the following snapshots taken during this special cultural event!


  








Wednesday, 16 April 2014

MACHOSFLAKOS MADNESS FEATURES STORYTELLING SLAM

Contact:  Peter R. Onedera, peteronedera@gmail.com;  477-4234; 486-3210

Guam’s storytelling group, Ginen I Hila’ I Maga’taotao Siha Association invites the general public to a MACHOSFLAKOS MADNESS, a night of storytelling slam on any subject matter to be held at the Mangilao Senior Citizens Center on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 7pm.

The group welcomes new members as it is preparing for its major role as the Literary Arts Committee of the 2016 hosting of the Festival of the Pacific Arts on Guam.  The group also plans a 70th Anniversary of Liberation event entitled a Night of Tears In Their Own Words with reflections of the dark days of World War II and a Halloween Puengen Na’ma’å’ñao at Camp Te’a in Ipan, Talofofo.

The MACHOSFLAKOS MADNESS will feature first time storytellers who will be chosen at random or by volunteering at the gathering on May 5.  For additional information, current president Peter R. Onedera may be contacted at peteronedera@gmail.com, 477-4234, 486-3210;  vice-president Antonia Masga Salas at kalachucha57@yahoo.com, 727-2232;  or treasurer Patricia Ann Quichocho at pcquichocho@gmail.com, 988-5900.


The event is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served. 

Call for Submissions

Håfa Iyo-ta, Håfa Guinahå-ta
What We Own, What We Have

The Festival of the Pacific Arts (FESTPAC), Guam 2016 Literary Arts committee is currently accepting unpublished work from the original writer or artist for its inaugural publication, Håfa Iyo-ta, Håfa Guinahå-ta until April 30, 2014. The publication will be the first in a trio of volumes whose purpose is to promote literary and artistic expression throughout the Pacific region. Volume one focuses on publishes and unpublished writers and artists who are currently residing in Guam. We are seeking quality poetry, fiction, and non-fiction written in English or any other Pacific language (with translations into English), as well as visual art that work within the theme, Håfa Iyo-ta, Håfa Guinahå-ta, or, in English, What We Own, What We Have.

Submission Guidelines

Poetry: Submit up to 5 poems, a maximum of 10 pages.

Prose: Submit up to 3 prose entries with a maximum of 2,500 words each, double-spaced. Longer works may be considered; please query first.

Artwork: Submit up to 5 pieces of visual art.

Include your name, address, phone number, email address, and the title of the work on a cover sheet rather than on the work itself.

Please advise us if you are submitting the same work(s) to other publications, and let us know if the work is accepted by another publication. The editors will publish only previously unpublished work submitted by the original author or artist.

Submissions via email
• Send electronic submissions to this email address: pacificfestival2016@gmail.com
• Submit poetry and prose as Microsoft Word documents.
• Submit artwork in .jpg format (minimum 72 dpi). Artwork accepted for publication will need to be resubmitted in a larger format (minimum 300 dpi).

Works accepted for publication will appear in a print edition of Håfa Iyo-ta, Håfa Guinahå-ta and may reappear in print and/or be archived online as part of the library exhibition during FESTPAC 2016.

Håfa Iyo-ta, Håfa Guinahå-ta is published by the Guam FESTPAC 2016 Literary Arts Committee through a grant from Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL). The purpose of Håfa Iyo-ta, Håfa Guinahå-ta, and subsequent volumes, is to promote literary and artistic expression throughout the Pacific region.