SAIPAN, CNMI IS THE HOST OF THE 37TH PIBBA CONFERENCE


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


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


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!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Congratulations Newly-Elected PIBBA International Officers!

Pictured front row L-R:  Rosa Salas Palomo, Treasurer, and Senator Shelten G. Neth, Immediate Past President.  Back row L-R:  Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster; Alister Tolenoa, Secretary; Sepe, proxy for Frances Sablan, President; and Nelsin Iriarte, Historian.  

36th PIBBA Annual International Conference a Success!

The 36th Annual Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) Conference was a success! The conference theme, Our Pacific Voices, was highlighted in each of the conference days from June 26-29, 2017. It was natural to hear everyone singing the PIBBA song, which includes all the languages of the region, such as the following chorus: “Iokwe, Raan Annim, Kaselehlia, Alii, Aloha, Olomwaay, Hafa Dei, Tuwoh, Mogethin, Talofa.”

Among the entities that attended the conference are CNMI, Republic of Palau, Pohnpei, Kosrae, and Guam. The mission of PIBBA is to bring these entities together to promote cultural and language activities by disseminating information, involving communities, and encouraging quality education programs through the western Pacific.


Deep gratitude goes out to all PIBBA Conference steering committee members, and all the entities that joined us to make the 37th Anuual PIBBA Conference a memorable event that will always be remembered! Kalahngan! Si Yu’os Ma’ase’! Mesulang! Kuloh!  Kinissow! Kommol! Kammagar!

Enjoy the following PIBBA Snapshots!