IMPORTANT


MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

GINEN MEETING


GINEN I HILA MEETING


July 6, 2017


Time: 7:00 p.m.


Location: UOG, EC102

PRESS RELEASE

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

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!


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FESTPAC Literary Arts Author Reading at Guma Tasa - Nov. 24

Enjoy the following Author Reading Snapshots compliments of Storytelling Chair/Ginen member Louie Gombar!

Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera starts the night off with her poems Guela Dear and Biba Kumpleanos.

Dr. Monique C. Storie shares her imagery poetry piece.


Lei Naholowaa shares three of her poetry pieces.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

GINEN I TANO' SUNDAY MARKET STREETFEST - November 15

The historic streets of Inalahan will come alive this Sunday!
Vendors and shoppers are invited to Inalahan's GINEN I TANO' SUNDAY MARKET
STREETFEST this Sunday, November 15, from 9am to 2pm.  Located on San Jose
Avenue in front of the G.Flores Museum and Hotnu Bakery, this month's
event will feature Guam's Traditional Artists who are preparing to
participate in Festpac 2016.  Carving Subcommittee Chair George Francisco
has secured confirmations from 11 traditional artists who will participate
with local carvings and body ornamentation.  During the event, Judy Flores
and volunteers will assist artists fill out the official CAHA application
forms to join the Guam Delegation of Traditional Artists.  Artists may
apply to join as participants with full delegate status and
responsibilities of staying with the Festival delegation; or they may
apply to join as Exhibitors.  Exhibitor status will bestow the status and
responsibilities to demonstrate and exhibit at scheduled times, but do not
allow artists to stay in the delegation lodgings nor provide meals.   This
ruling by the Festpac Organizing Committee allows artists to participate
while attending to home-care responsibilities such as tending to animals,
gardens, and family members.

In addition to Hotnu breads and Pizza, fundraising fiesta plates will be
sold by the Mae Taitague-Laximana families.  Other vendors are welcome to
sell fresh produce and Chamorro food delicacies.  All vendor booths are
free; however, advance registration is encouraged to insure that there is
space available under the canopies.  Space will be reserved for those who
register by calling Bobbie Mantanona at 988-6044 or by email to
bjean@guam.net, or judyflores@guam.net.

New local Consignment items are:
2016 Calendars with photographs by Reuben Olivas
Color Guam Activity Books by Taliea Leon Guerrero Strohmeyer
Acrylic Paintings by Arthur Manglona

New vendor and exhibition booths include:
Richard Mostan's Textured Acrylic Paintings
Local Designed Table Skirts and Aprons by Lola Pinaula
Sakman model exhibit by Sakman CHE'LU member Tony Borja.

Additional vendors will be accepted until all spaces are filled.  Tables
and chairs are limited, so vendors should bring their own.  Vendors are
allowed to set up their own pop-up canopies
along the street. With permission from Mayor Doris Flores Lujan, San Jose
Avenue in front of G.Flores Museum will be closed from 8am to 2:30pm.
One-way traffic will flow from the Obing Flores house on San Jose Avenue
at the ball field intersection towards G.Flores, turning left to flow back
to the Pale' Duenas/coastal roadway in front of Gef Pa'go.  Public parking
is available along the bayside before and after Gef Pa'go and around the
San Jose Church.