Friday, March 13, 2009
PIBBA INTERNATIONAL OFFICERS
PIBBA International Officers at the 27th Annual International PIBBA Conference held last year in Pohnpei, FSM.
Pictured L-R: Shelten Neth, President; Frances Sablan, Secretary; Rosa Salas Palomo, President-Elect; and Dr. Jose Q. Cruz, Historian.
HIGHLIGHTS OF LAST YEAR'S 27th PIBBA ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE HELD IN POHNPEI:
Keynote Speaker Dr. Jose Q. Cruz
Guam & CNMI Delegations with PIBBA International President Shelten Neth
Keynote Speaker Dr. Jose Q. Cruz receives a special gift from the Chuuk Delegation.
A LOOK AT THE PAST PACIFIC ISLANDS BILINGUAL BICULTURAL CONFERENCES:
The 27th Annual International PIBBA Conference was held June 18-21, 2008 in Pohnpei. The theme was "The Legacy of Pacific Influence and Languages."
The 26th Annual International PIBBA Conference was held June 18-21, 2007 at the College of Micronesia-FSM Kosrae Campus.
Theme: "Enhancing Indigenous Languages (Cultures) to a Formalized Level of Discourse"
The 25th Annual International PIBBA Conference was held June 20-23, 2006 in Guam.
The 24th Annual Internatioinal PIBBA Conference was held in June on Tinian. The theme was "Language and Culture: to Survive or Not to Survive." Speakers included CNMI Governor Juan N. Babauta and Commissioner of Education (and PREL Board Chair) Rita Hocog Inos.
The 23rd Annual PIBBA Conference was held June 22-24 at PICS High School in Pohnpei. The theme was "The Pacific Family: Foundation of our Languages and Cultures."
The 18th Annual PIBBA Conference was held in Kosrae.
Pictured above is a traditional dance performed by children at the PIBBA Conference held in Kosrae.