Nonprofit CHamoru groups convey messages to UN committee

REPRESENTING GUAM: Members of I Hagan Famalåo’an Guåhan, a nonprofit that fosters and promotes the social, economic, cultural, spiritual and political well-being of CHamoru women, girls and gender-diverse people within the overall Guåhan community, sent representatives to provide testimony to a United Nations Special Political and Decolonization Committee in New York Oct. 9. Julia Faye Munoz, a founding member of the group, provided testimony. Also joining the trip were Samantha Barnett, Independent Guåhan; Andrew Gumataotao, Duk Duk Goose Inc./Nihi!; Pim Limtiaco, Guåhan Coalition for Peace and Justice; and, Leonardo Orsini, Bay Area Chapter Independent Guåhan. “Our island’s interest in decolonization only grows stronger and louder,” IHFG Mañelu Co-President Jessica Nangauta stated, in a press release. Photo courtesy of I Hagan Famalåo’an Guåhan