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36th Annual International PIBBA Conference

OUR PACIFIC VOICES!

June 25-29, 2017

Madolenihmw High School
POHNPEI, FSM


Sponsored by: Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) International and Pohnpei Chapter


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.


PIBBA Conference Chair:


Senator Shelten G. Neth, President, PIBBA International

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.... For information, e-mail Senator Neth at chairman@mail.fm or pibba.international@gmail.com


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Download Indigenous Teacher of the Year Packet


Download Pioneer of the Year Packet





We are pleased to announce that PIBBA Conference participants will be
given a special discount. However, you must make the reservation at your local United Airlines office during the travel period of June 18, 2017 to July 8, 2017. The travel must also be completed by July 8, 2017. When making a reservation, mention reference code GC1705.
Click here to view details of the special United Airlines discount.

Snapshots of last year's 35th Annual International PIBBA Conference in Guam


PIBBA 2013 Conference Video

Click on the video below to view the 32nd Annual International PIBBA Conference hosted in Guam on PhotoPeach

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Call for Submissions

Håfa Iyo-ta, Håfa Guinahå-ta
What We Own, What We Have

The Festival of the Pacific Arts (FESTPAC), Guam 2016 Literary Arts committee is currently accepting unpublished work from the original writer or artist for its inaugural publication, Håfa Iyo-ta, Håfa Guinahå-ta until April 30, 2014. The publication will be the first in a trio of volumes whose purpose is to promote literary and artistic expression throughout the Pacific region. Volume one focuses on publishes and unpublished writers and artists who are currently residing in Guam. We are seeking quality poetry, fiction, and non-fiction written in English or any other Pacific language (with translations into English), as well as visual art that work within the theme, Håfa Iyo-ta, Håfa Guinahå-ta, or, in English, What We Own, What We Have.

Submission Guidelines

Poetry: Submit up to 5 poems, a maximum of 10 pages.

Prose: Submit up to 3 prose entries with a maximum of 2,500 words each, double-spaced. Longer works may be considered; please query first.

Artwork: Submit up to 5 pieces of visual art.

Include your name, address, phone number, email address, and the title of the work on a cover sheet rather than on the work itself.

Please advise us if you are submitting the same work(s) to other publications, and let us know if the work is accepted by another publication. The editors will publish only previously unpublished work submitted by the original author or artist.

Submissions via email
• Send electronic submissions to this email address: pacificfestival2016@gmail.com
• Submit poetry and prose as Microsoft Word documents.
• Submit artwork in .jpg format (minimum 72 dpi). Artwork accepted for publication will need to be resubmitted in a larger format (minimum 300 dpi).

Works accepted for publication will appear in a print edition of Håfa Iyo-ta, Håfa Guinahå-ta and may reappear in print and/or be archived online as part of the library exhibition during FESTPAC 2016.

Håfa Iyo-ta, Håfa Guinahå-ta is published by the Guam FESTPAC 2016 Literary Arts Committee through a grant from Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL). The purpose of Håfa Iyo-ta, Håfa Guinahå-ta, and subsequent volumes, is to promote literary and artistic expression throughout the Pacific region.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lina'la-ta - A Musical Odyssey - March 29

PIBBA CNMI Chapter announces its conference theme

PIBBA Luta/CNMI announced the following as its conference theme: I Lingguåhi, I Kuttura, I Haligi I Taotao-ta (The Language, The Culture, The Pillars of Our People).  The Carolinian translation is forthcoming.  Stay tuned for more PIBBA Conference information.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

PIBBA Guam Conducts Story Hour at Nieves M. Flores Hagatna Library

In celebration of CHamoru Month and World Poetry Day, the PIBBA Guam Chapter conducted the Saturday Story Hour at the Nieves M. Flores Hagatna Public Library on March 22, 2014.  The children were treated with cultural stories and poems.  Enjoy the following snapshots taken during this special event!

PIBBA Guam officers and members take a pose with Guam Public Library System staff and Saturday Story Hour participants on March 22, 2014.  PIBBA Guam shared cultural stories and poems in celebration of CHamoru Month and World Poetry Day.  Pictured back (standing) L-R:  Lois Taitano Gumataotao, PIBBA member; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, PIBBA Webmaster; Antonia "Toni" Salas, PIBBA Guam Vice President; Beauty Letewasiyal, UOG TESOL candidate; Benita "Benit" Lizama, Ginen I Hila; and Frank Aflague, GPLS Staff/Saturday Story Hour Coordinator.  Pictured in the front are the story hour children and their parents.
 
PIBBA VP Toni Salas reads her CHamoru tasi story to the children.


PIBBA member Lois Taitano Gumataotao recites her CHamoru poem on fishing that she co-wrote with Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, PIBBA webmaster.
 
Beauty Letewasiyal, UOG TESOL candidate and future PIBBA member, shares her food story during the Read Aloud time.

Pictured above is the PIBBA sign that was posted at the entrance of the Hagatna Public Library.
 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

PIBBA Guam Donates to I'na'chaigen Fino' Chamoru

Si Yu'os Ma'ase' to the PIBBA Guam members who volunteered their time and gave a food donation for the I'na'chaigen Fino' Chamoru event held March 10, 2014 at the University of Guam.  Kudos to all involved!  Enjoy the following pictures!

PIBBA Guam members donate their time during the I'n'chaigen Fino' Chamoru.  Pictured sitting:  Barbara Manibusan.  Standing L-R:  Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, PIBBA Webmaster; Liz Reyes, PIBBA PIO; Dr. Arlene Camacho Salas Diaz, PIBBA Guam Chapter President; and Mye Ganan-Flores.  Not pictured are Lois Gumataotao, Rosa Salas Palomo, and Dr. Jose Q. Cruz. 

PIBBA Guam members meet with the Chamorro Studies Division representatives during the I'n'chaigen Fino' Chamoru.  Pictured L-R:  Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, PIBBA Webmaster; Barbara Manibusan; Jimmy Teria, Chamorro Studies; Dr. Arlene Camacho Salas Diaz, PIBBA Guam Chapter President; Liz Reyes, PIBBA PIO; and Mye Ganan-Flores.  Not pictured are Lois Gumataotao, Rosa Salas Palomo, and Dr. Jose Q. Cruz.