PIBBA Annual International Conference 2009

 

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.

28th Annual

International PIBBA Conference

 

INVIGORATING LANGUAGES AND CULTURES OF THE PACIFIC

Lsuon i Kinalamten i Fino yan Linala i Pasifiku Siha

 

Monday-Thursday, June 22 - 25, 2009

University of Guam, Guam Marriott, and Merlyn Cook School in Malesso

 

 

Sponsored by:

Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) International and Guam Chapter

In partnership with:

University of Guam

Micronesian Language Institute

 

 

 

 

                                                                                              

 

E-mail:  pibba.international@gmail.com

Contact PIBBA Steering Committee Chairpersons

 

Download Registration Form

Download Presentation Form

Download Exhibit Form

Download Indigenous Teacher of the Year Packet

Download Pioneer of the Year Packet

Hotel Accommodations

                                                                                                                   

Would you like to register for the ED894 PIBBA Graduate Credits/CEUs?

*Please note that you must register for the conference before you register for the course.

 

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PIBBA Information Form

 

Welcome to the 28th Annual International Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) Conference website!  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 cultural workshops, presented by creative and imaginative educators and cultural leaders from the Pacific islands.

Dr. Robert Underwood

Keynote Speaker

This year's keynote speaker, Dr. Robert Underwood, is a co-founder of PIBBA and former PIBBA President.  He attended California State University, Los Angeles, and the University of Southern California. He became a high school teacher on the U.S. mainland, and he then served as an instructor at the University of Guam from 1976 to 1983.  Dr. Underwood was director of bilingual education assistance for Micronesia until 1988 and Academic Vice President of the University of Guam until 1992.

He was elected as a Democratic Delegate to the United States House of Representatives, serving from January 3, 1993 to January 3, 2003.  In 2008, Dr. Underwood was selected to begin a 5-year term as President of the University of Guam.

 

Download the registration form by clicking on the link above.  If you are interested in presenting or attending, it is important that you return the forms with your check/payment immediately.  We have a limit of 200 participants.  Don't let this weekend go without signing up.  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

You can also earn two (2) ED894 graduate credits/CEUs.  You must register for the conference before you register for the graduate credits at the Professional Development and Life-Long Learning Center, 2nd floor, MARC/Computer Center/PDLLC Building, Room #217.  For more information, call 735-2601 or fax 734-1233.  You can also e-mail the Instructor, Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, at mnrivera1@yahoo.com or call 735-2193.

*This course is free to qualified GPSS educators who have an approved contract on file with the Yamashita Educator Corps (YEC) office or who apply by May 1, 2009.  For additional information about the YEC Recertification Program, call 735-2470.

 

Contact PIBBA Steering Committee Chairpersons:

Rosa Salas Palomo:  salaspalomo@hotmail.com

Dr. Jose Q. Cruz:  jqmalesso@guam.net

Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera:  mnrivera1@yahoo.com

Peter Onedera:  ponedera53@yahoo.com

Dr. Greg Tainotongo:  thelmars@myway.com

Zander Refilong:  tonachaw2002@yahoo.com

Maria Agulto:  agulto_mary@yahoo.com 

Marie Castromcastro53@gmail.com

Terry Flores:  florest11@yahoo.com

 Faye Kaible:  fkaible@yahoo.com

Gene Dydasco:  dydascog@prel.org

Joe Mafnas:  joe_ann@teleguam.net

Shelten Neth:  chairman@mail.fm

Vince Reyes:  malesso@guam.net

Antonia Salas:  kalachucha57@yahoo.com

Jovie Taimanao:  joviemt@yahoo.com

Administrative Coordinators:

Mye Ganan-Flores:  mye@uguam.uog.edu

Risa Jade Salas-Miguel:  risamiguel@gmail.com

 

 Participants from various Pacific entities attended the 27th Annual International PIBBA Conference held last year in Pohnpei, FSM. 

The Song of PIBBA                                                               CHamoru Version                                                    

Tinige: Peter R. Onedera                                                    Tinige: Peter R. Onedera               

Dandan: Joey Franquez                                                        Dandan: Joey Franquez                  

                                                                                               Trinansladan: Ann Rivera              

The winds blow chants from across the sea                           

Calling forth the islands of PIBBAs family                               Freskon mnglo kumanttayi i isla siha

And so we gather in knowledge, friendship,                             Mangombibida nu I familian PIBBA            

and smiles                                                                   Ta nai tribu i isl-ta gi inafa-maolek-ta

Of languages and cultures, a tribute to our isles.                       Gi kinemprende, lengguhi, yan kottur-ta.

                                                                                               

Iokwe, raan annim, kaselehlia, alii, aloha                                   Iokwe, raan annim, kaselehlia, alii, aloha

Olomwaay, hafa dei, tuwoh, mogethin, talofa                            Olomwaay, hafa dei, tuwoh, mogethin, talofa

                                                                                               

The song of PIBBA rings forth loud and clear                           Gof klru yan agang I kantan PIBBA

We unite, we are one, theres no lance,                                    Manunu tohge-ta sin achki sin lnsa.

theres no spear                                                           Gi fino-ta ta sngan in guaiya hamyo.

In our tongues we say we love you to one and all                      Kun minetgot, minatatnga, ta fanachu todudu.

We are strong, we are bold, we are proud,

we stand tall                                                                 Iokwe, raan annim, kaselehlia, alii, aloha

                                                                                                Olomwaay, hafa dei, tuwoh, mogethin, talofa

Iokwe, raan annim, kaselehlia, alii, aloha

Olomwaay, hafa dei, tuwoh, mogethin, talofa                            Gi kada npu mumetgot i kantan PIBBA

                                                                                                I irensi-ta, sakmn-ta, niyok-ta, ta tuna

The song of PIBBA is strong through the waves                        Islan PIBBA manachu gi entero i asut tsi

Our canoes, our coconuts, our heritage we praise                     Dos lengguhi-Dos kottura iyo-ta ta hongge!

Our islands of PIBBA crisscross the blue sea

Bilingual-Bicultural, in us we trust, our destiny!                           Iokwe, raan annim, kaselehlia, alii, aloha

                                                                                                Olomwaay, hafa dei, tuwoh, mogethin, talofa

Iokwe, raan annim, kaselehlia, alii, aloha

Olomwaay, hafa dei, tuwoh, mogethin, talofa

 

 

 

Carolinian Version                                                                Kosraean Version

 

By: Jesus Mareham Elameto                                               Puhsren on, fin acn sesr-kahlem fin kof uh

                                                                                                Pahngon kuht eni, suc ekin PIBBAs family

Filfillil Yng me leeset e kke ngngto                                  Kuht ma se fanna in etacack, ac in

E ghal faffaingiir alonger school PIBBA                                     Kuhpahsri in isracsr

Igha si schuu loll atong, akkabwung me meseeigh                      Ke kahs lasr, ohiyac lasr

Reel mwliysch me kkoosch si mwreiti                                Sie pwelucng nuh ke acn wo sesr      

milikka-falawasch

                                                                                                Iokwe, raan annim, kaselehlia, alii, aloha

Iokwe, raan annim, kaselehlia, alii, aloha                                   Olomwaay, hafa dei, tuwoh, mogethin, talofa

Olomwaay, hafa dei, tuwoh, mogethin, talofa

                                                                                                Tuhkeni sie sin sie lihksreni ahk-kahl wemye

Eghi ng me e ghi ffat kklil PIBBA                                           Ke inse sie lasr PIBBA in nahwuh acn wo sacohk sesr

Si schu bwe eew nge esr weiresil                                           Ke puhsracsr kuht fahwkack luhngse yohk inmahsrlosr

Lll mweliyasch si affaiy fengel                                                Ac kuhpahsri luhn inmahsrlosr ahkapye kuht pacl nuhkewa

                                                                                               

Si melat, si esr mesagh alongasch                                      Iokwe, raan annim, kaselehlia, alii, aloha

            Sibwe aschooscho                                                       Olomwaay, hafa dei, tuwoh, mogethin, talofa

 

Iokwe, raan annim, kaselehlia, alii, aloha                                    Kuht on ke soko on, in fahkwack ke kuhiya acsr

Olomwaay, hafa dei, tuwoh, mogethin, talofa                             Ke kasrpacsr, fukun acn sesr, kuht esam, in fahk kuloh

                                                                                                Fahsrelihk lasr fin kof uh, wachgihn ma upac sesr

Alongal llschil l nge e amamawa kklil PIBBA                    Kahs puhspuhs, facsin puhs, sie pwelucng nuh ke acn wo sesr

Si mwereiti igha si tooto meiye waasch amara                      

me school falw                                                            Iokwe, raan annim, kaselehlia, alii, aloha

Nge falw PIBBA e ta loll araurawal metaw                          Olomwaay, hafa dei, tuwoh, mogethin, talofa

Ruwoow kkepas, ruwow kkosch si ghi apilughulugh.

 

Iokwe, raan annim, kaselehlia, alii, aloha

Olomwaay, hafa dei, tuwoh, mogethin, talofa

 

 

 

 

Chuukese Version

Translated by Zan Refilong

 

 

Ngingiin ach kkkn, seni nn matauwach

A kri fnen familian PIBBA

Ach sa ss fengen, nn mirit chen o meireir

Ach fs me reni, ew nifangen fnach.

 

Iokwe, rn annim, kaselehlia, alii, aloha,

Olomwaay, hfa dei, tuwoh, mogethin, talofa

 

Ach Knn PIBBA mi fat o neomwng

Ach sa chu, Sa chk ew, sr sines, sr appich

Ach fs ennet ngonuk, ach tongei en me meinisin

Iei ach w, ach manat, iei ach ing, sa siik ren

 

Iokwe, rn annim, kaselehlia, alii, aloha,

Olomwaay, hfa dei, tuwoh, mogethin, talofa

 

Ach Knn PIBBA mi fif nn fnach

Wach seres, ach n ira, ach pisek sa mwar ren

Fnach nn PIBBA mi chk matau fengen

Ru-ach fs, Ru-reni, epwe nmw rech, feinfein.

 

Iokwe, rn annim, kaselehlia, alii, aloha,

Olomwaay, hfa dei, tuwoh, mogethin, talofa