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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 Exhibit Form


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

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Flame Tree Festival a Success!

It was an honor to be a member of the Guam Ginen i Hila i Magataotao Siha Delegation at the 33rd Flame Tree Festival held April 25-27, 2014 at the Civic Center Park in Susupe, Saipan.  This annual event is one of the largest arts and cultural event in the Micronesian region.  The stories we shared with the audience were unforgettable.  They included our Delegate Chair Louie Gombar's Homabe No Uta, Antonia Salas' Nana memories, Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera's Manga/Familia story, Paul Tuncap's Peskadot/Flame Tree story, Selina Onedera Salas' Neni story, and Rosario Perez's Incredible experience.  There's no doubt that storytelling captivates the audience.  Let us continue to pass on a part of Guam's history and rich stories that provide an insight into our culture and build a pathway of connections for generations to come!  Enjoy the following snapshots taken during this special cultural event!


  








Wednesday, April 16, 2014

MACHOSFLAKOS MADNESS FEATURES STORYTELLING SLAM

Contact:  Peter R. Onedera, peteronedera@gmail.com;  477-4234; 486-3210

Guam’s storytelling group, Ginen I Hila’ I Maga’taotao Siha Association invites the general public to a MACHOSFLAKOS MADNESS, a night of storytelling slam on any subject matter to be held at the Mangilao Senior Citizens Center on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 7pm.

The group welcomes new members as it is preparing for its major role as the Literary Arts Committee of the 2016 hosting of the Festival of the Pacific Arts on Guam.  The group also plans a 70th Anniversary of Liberation event entitled a Night of Tears In Their Own Words with reflections of the dark days of World War II and a Halloween Puengen Na’ma’å’ñao at Camp Te’a in Ipan, Talofofo.

The MACHOSFLAKOS MADNESS will feature first time storytellers who will be chosen at random or by volunteering at the gathering on May 5.  For additional information, current president Peter R. Onedera may be contacted at peteronedera@gmail.com, 477-4234, 486-3210;  vice-president Antonia Masga Salas at kalachucha57@yahoo.com, 727-2232;  or treasurer Patricia Ann Quichocho at pcquichocho@gmail.com, 988-5900.


The event is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served. 

GPLS Presents Certificate of Appreciation to PIBBA Volunteers


PIBBA Volunteerism at Hagatna Public Library: Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) Guam members were awarded with a Certificate of Appreciation on April 15, 2014 by the Guam Public Library System (GPLS) for sharing cultural stories and poems in celebration of Chamorro Month. Pictured L-R: Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, PIBBA Webmaster and UOG Professor, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences; Terry Leon Guerrero Kennimer, GPLS Library Technician Supervisor; Frank Aflague, GPLS Program Coordinator; Antonia Salas, PIBBA Guam Vice President and UOG TESOL student; and Lois Taitano Gumataotao, PIBBA member and LBJ Elementary School ESL Teacher/Coordinator. Not pictured are Benita Lizama; Dr. Arlene Diaz, PIBBA Guam President; and UOG TESOL students Beauty Letewasiyal and Jenny Castro.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Guam IRA - Promoting Literacy in the Pacific - April Newsletter

As part of our mission to increase the literacy skills of our students in the Pacific, it's important for us to be abreast of the latest literacy news available. In light of this, click on the image below to view the Guam Council IRA April 2014 Newsletter. If you are unable to view the newsletter, visit http://iraguam.blogspot.com/.



The Guam Council of the International Reading Association helps educators and parents alike discover the wonder and the worlds to be found in books. Guam IRA is a professional organization for individuals who are genuinely concerned with the development of reading programs for children and adults. They are a group of people who work together to improve literacy and reading instruction in Guam and Micronesia.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

PIBBA Discount on United Airlines Airfare



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 on or before at least 3 days prior to departure.  Travel is to commence on or after June 14, 2014.  The travel must be completed on or before July 2, 2014.  When making a reservation, mention reference code GC1408.  Click here to view details of the special United Airlines discount.
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