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Kao esta måtto i tiempo para ta hassuyi Indipendiente?

An insightful article in the Chamorro language about independence for Guam, written by Peter Onedera for the Pacific Daily News in 2010. Onedera is not an official member of the Independence for Guahan Task Force, but he has been a longtime activist for Chamorro rights and the revitalization of Chamorro language and culture.
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Kao esta måtto i tiempo para ta hassuyi Indipindiente?
By Peter R. Onedera
GUAM PDN
September 21, 2010
Ha sangåni yu’ si nanå-hu gi i dinikike’-hu, na gi i tinituhon i gera, ha lakngos i Estådos Unidos i militåt-ña giya Guåhan ya ha bira siha tåtte para i sanlagu. Ti hu komprende este guihi na tiempo sa’ hagas di hu pega gi i hinasso-ku na maneståba ha’ i militåt todu i tiempo ya siha manma espipiha nu i sendålon CHapanes, lao in fin, tumunok asta unu ha’ na taotao, si George Tweed, marinon Estådos Unidos.

Taimanu na manggof metgot siñenten-ñiha i Mañamoru put iya Estådos Unidos sa’ annai manmåtto ya ma na’fanlibre i tinaotao, meggai na silebrasion gi enteru i isla. Kantidå na estoria siha ginen as nanå-hu yan i manachaiguå-ña ya manmåtto di manggof dibotu para håfakao na Amerikånu ni’rumiprisesenta iya Estådos Unidos. Simbolo i banderan Gloria para ayu na linibre ni’ mumalingu gi durånten i gera.

Annai umåmko’ yu’, ma iduka yu’ mås put i presion inapåsi ginen i Mañamoru para ayu na linibre yan på’go kulan ti siguru yu’ esta put i entension iya Estådos Unidos ni’ tratamento-ña nu hita tåtkumu tiritoriåt taidinanña’ (ti akomprendiyon este). Mistet buente bai hu patriåtku sa’ magof yu’ ni’ salåppe’ Amerikånu yan i kombiñenten ayu na kostumbre, desdeki sesteman idukasion asta guatu gi i sinostienen lina’la’, ya ha na’fanhahasso yu’ nu i hinanånao-ta, piot i hinatsanhulo’ militåt, kao båli håfa bidadå-ña iya Estådos Unidos nu hita.

Gi kinahulo’-hu, tåya’ yu’ na hu fattoigue otro båndan kollat gi iya NAS Hagåtña, ni’, gi lahihot para songsong-hu, iya Espitåt Marinu yan i sagan ginima’-ñiha gi iya Tutuhan. Ayu dångkolon tiningo’-hu na guaha kumunidåt entre sanhalom kumunidåt gi ayu mismo na lugåt ya probidu para bai in hatme. Bula kuestion-hu siha guihi na tiempo ya tåya’ siña hu faisen sa’ tåya’ tiningo’-hu na taotao militåt.
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I Manfåyi: Maga’låhi Ahgao

From the book, I Manmañainå-ta: I Manmaga’låhi yan i Manmå’gas ; Geran Chamoru yan Españot  by Eddie L.G. Benavente (2007)

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Matatnga na må’gas Si Ahgao. Sesso di mumu kontra I Españot gi manmaloffan na tiempo. Ma nota gi 13 gi Måyu gi 1672 na såkkan na sumaonao humunta para u fanakonfotma pas ya mandaña’ Si Ahgao, Si Hurao yan un bachet åmko’, yan noskuantos na påle’ yan 27 na sindalon Españot. Manhuhunta gi halom guma’ påle’ pues gotpe ha’ sin hafa rason manmanugon i sindalon Españot ya ma tutuhun manmamamaki. Ma paki Si Hurao yan i bachet na åmko’ gi tatalo’-ñiha. Achapoddong ha’ i dos ya måtai. Guihi ha’ na momento ha laknos I gachai-ña Si Ahgao ya ha difende gui’ kontra i sindålu siha. Sigi di sumeha Si Ahgao esta ki humihot gui’ guatu gi saddok Hagatña ya ayu nai ha yute’ gui’ pappa’ gi halom i hanom yan muñangu para i otro banda. Tåya’ mas madokumenta put hafa humuyong-ña Si Maga’låhi Ahgao gi duranten I Geran Chamoru yan Españot.

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Independence for Guam Task Force Honors Maga’låhi Ed Benavente

Independent Guåhan Honors the Life of Chamoru Rights Leader, Educator and Community Organizer Ed Benavente

For Immediate Release, July 20, 2016 — One of Guåhan’s most passionate advocates for decolonization and independence will be laid to rest today.  Eddie “Ed” L.G. Benavante left us too soon on July 6 at the age of 59. He was a passionate community organizer; a teacher of Guam history and the Chamoru language; a writer and musician; and a highly respected leader in the Chamoru rights movement.

Maga’låhi Benavente dedicated his life to his family and to the decolonization and independence of the island he loved so deeply. He has been a guiding force and inspiration to the membership of the Independence for Guåhan Task Force (Independent Guåhan). We celebrate and honor the incredible life, work, and wisdom he shared with so many.

Maga’låhi Benavente served as the Maga’låhi of Nasion Chamoru from 1995 – 2003. He led numerous protests and demonstrations that helped reshape the political consciousness of the island.  As the group’s leader he was instrumental in compelling the Government of Guam to at last implement the Chamorro Land Trust Act.

As a founding member of Nasion Chamoru, Maga’låhi Benavente fought for decolonization and Chamoru self-determination; freedom from the harmful impacts of militarization; the return of Chamoru lands; and sustaining the Chamoru language, traditional arts, and customs for future generations.

At the heart of Maga’låhi Benavente’s activism was a belief that Guåhan could and should be independent. He wanted Guåhan to have genuine autonomy and the Chamoru people to exercise true self-determination. Maga’låhi Benavente has received international recognition for this work, most prominently in the form of the prestigious Alston/Bannerman Fellowship in 2002.

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