The PIBBA family extends its deepest condolences and sympathies to PIBBA International President-Elect Ewy Taitano on the passing of her brothers John Francis and Michael Anthony. John served with the Guam Police Department and passed away on March 13, 2015. Michael served with the Port Police and is a U.S. Army veteran. He passed away March 28, 2015. May Ewy and her family members be comforted with loving memories and knowing that her brothers are now resting in the loving and peaceful arms of our Savior. May their souls and the souls of all our faithful departed rest in peace.Onedera honored as Master Storyteller; Launches sixth book Congratulations, Peter Robert Onedera, former 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."
"Our Language & Culture are The Roots of Our Lives"
Hafa Adai! PIBBA International proudly announces that the 37th Annual International PIBBA Conference will be held June 25-29, 2018 in the beautiful island of Saipan, CNMI. We hope to see you there!
The PIBBA Conference is an annual event in which Western Pacific educators are provided with opportunities for professional growth and cultural enrichment. This year's conference offers a wonderful selection of traditional, innovative, and practical workshops, presented by creative and imaginative educators and cultural leaders from the Pacific islands.
Please visit the PIBBA website later for more updates.
SI YU'OS MA'ASE'!
Snapshots of last year's 36th Annual International PIBBA Conference in Pohnpei
PIBBA 2013 Conference
Sunday, 29 March 2015
Congratulations, Peter Robert Onedera, former 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: 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.|
Saturday, 28 March 2015
Saina Ma'ase', PIBBA Guam, for promoting our native Chamorro language, poetry, stories, and arts and crafts with the children of Guam on March 21, 2015 at the Hagatna Public Library. Special thanks goes out to local author Joaquin Nangauta Naputi for the use of his Island of Guam Coloring Book, which was used for the arts and crafts portion of the Saturday Story Hour. BIBA PIBBA! BIBA CHAMORRO! Enjoy the following snapshots!
Saturday, 14 March 2015
: The Asian-Pacific Islander Special Interest Group (SIG) Institute was held March 6, 2015 at the 44th Annual National Association for Bilingual Education Conference hosted in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pictured L-R: Dr. Shu-Yuan Lin, Presenter & API SIG Co-Chair-Idaho State University; Professor Rosa Salas Palomo, API SIG Chair-University of Guam & Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) International Treasurer; Dr. Clara C. Park, NABE Executive Board Member At-Large-California State University-Northridge; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Presenter-University of Guam, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences & PIBBA Webmaster.
34th Annual International PIBBA Conference
June 23-25, 2015
Utwe Elementary School
Utwe Elementary School
Kahs ac Facsin Lasr: Orekmakihn Ohiyen Luti Ma Wo Emet in Sang Ahkwoye Kapkapwack Ke Etwacack
Promoting Language and Culture:
Effective Practices for Teaching, Learning, Assessment and Research
We are pleased to announce that PIBBA Conference participants will be
given a special discount. However, the travel must be completed on or before July 2, 2015. When making a reservation, mention reference code GC1511.
Click here to view details of the special United Airlines discount.