Monday, January 28, 2013


This semester at UOG I am organizing a colloquium series for the newly christened Chamorro Studies program. We'll be having four different speakers, a different one each month, to come and discuss with faculty and students their ideas of what Chamorro Studies is or should be, and also what projects they are currently working on elsewhere in the community. Each speaker is someone on island who plays an important role in helping shape ideas of "Chinamorro" or "Chamorroness."

For our first speaker we have invited Joseph Artero-Cameron who is the President of the Department of Chamorro Affairs. His talks is titled "I Hinanao-Ta: Our Journey." It will take place tomorrow, January 28th, at 2 pm in the Dean's Professional Development Room in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building at UOG.

Here is a description of his talk as well as a bio below:

In this colloquium, Cameron, the President of the Department of Chamorro Affairs will provide a depiction of the rich cultural history of our people and the traditions dedicated to advancement and progress that we continue today. He will outline continuing governmental efforts to celebrate Chamorro language and culture, educate our visitors and create a territorial museum worthy of representing the unique journey of the Chamorro people.

Joseph Artero Cameron Biography
The Calvo-Tenorio administration will be the fourth consecutive gubernatorial cabinet Joseph Cameron will serve in.  He has served as the Director of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse for Governor Joseph Ada; Director for the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services designated state health official, and the Social Security Administration disability determination services program manager in the following administration; and Director for Hagatna Restoration and Redevelopment Authority, Acting President of Department of Chamorro Affairs, and Emergency Support Function Lead for Mass Care and Medical Sheltering for Guam Homeland Security for Governor Felix Camacho.  He is fluent in Chamorro (reading, writing, and speaking).  Cameron holds a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, with a Minor in Criminal Justice at Sacred Heart College in North Carolina.  Mr. Artero-Cameron is now the President of the Dept of Chamorro Affairs (DCA) with added agencies by reorganization. The additional agencies under DCA are Hagåtña Restoration and Redevelopment Authority/Council of the Arts and Humanities/Public Library System/ and PBS/Channel 12. The Guam Museum and the Chamorro Village continue to be under the DCA administration & organizational umbrella.

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