Monday, March 5, 2012


Bota!  Bota!  Bota!

It's only March but the campaigns have started, especially the mayoral ones and the seat in the U.S. Congress. 

This candidate in Inalåhan is campaigning in Chamorro, as far as her signs go.  After a hundred years of Americanization.  When the majority of Chamorros under 50 can't speak the language.  The language persists in some quarters.

Besides appealing to Inalahan voters as a "daughter of the village - hagan Inalåhan," she tells us her clan identities : Cabesa (Flores), Capili (Lujan) and Liberatu (Guerrero). 

It's all about relationships; with the village, with the clans.

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