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"Our Language & Culture are The Roots of Our Lives"

Snapshots of this year's 37th Annual International PIBBA Conference in Saipan, CNMI

Snapshots of this year's 37th Annual International PIBBA Conference in Saipan, CNMI

PIBBA 2017 Conference

PIBBA 2017 Conference Video

Click on the video below to view the 36th Annual International PIBBA Conference hosted in Pohnpei

Click on the video to hear the PIBBA Song!

Click on the video to hear the PIBBA Song!

Monday, 27 June 2016

PIBBA Conference Media Coverage

Press releases on the 35th Annual International PIBBA Conference were published in PDN and The Post. News coverage was provided by The Post and KUAM. The URLs on the coverage are listed below:

The Post Coverage:

*Article titled, “Conference tackles classroom diversity, indigenous language”, URL: www.postguam.com/news/local/conference-tackels-classroom-diversity-indigenous-language/article_13b0a396-2bb7-11e6-a0fc-afa669b6e744.html

*Article titled, “Bilingual conference on Chamorro”, URL: www.postguam.com/news/local/bilingual-conference-on-chamorro/article_4379e810-2d53-11e6-917b-d305dff30fdc.html 

KUAM Coverage:

Story titled, “Conference perpetuates indigenous Pacific languages”, URL: www.kuam.com/story/32150399/2016/06/06/conference-perpetuates-indigenous-pacific-languages

Congratulations PIBBA Guam TOY and POY!

Congratulations to this year's Indigenous Teacher of the Year (TOY) and Pioneer of the Year (POY)!  Joey Leon Guerrero was selected for the prestigious 2016 TOY and Joey Franquez was selected for the distinguished 2016 POY.  Leon Guerrero and Franquez both serve as Chamorro teachers for the Guam Department of Education.  They were also instrumental in chairing various activities for this year’s 35th Annual International PIBBA Conference.  In addition, Franquez composed the music to the PIBBA Song lyrics written by Peter R. Onedera, former PIBBA International President.  



PIBBA Guam Indigenous Teachers of the Year URL:  http://pibbaguamindigenousteachers.blogspot.com

Thursday, 9 June 2016


Leon Guerrero Named 2016 Indigenous TOY

Joey Leon Guerrero
2016 PIBBA Guam Indigenous Teacher of the Year


PIBBA Guam Indigenous Pioneers of the Year URL:

Thursday, 9 June 2016


Franquez Named 2016 Indigenous POY

Joey Franquez
2016 PIBBA Indigenous Pioneer of the Year