Self-determination march to proceed rain or shine

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During a press conference for the march this week, representatives from each of the three task forces on self-determination presented statements of support.

The Fanoghe: March for CHamoru Self Determination will proceed maseha uchan pat somnak — rain or shine — according to the organizers who represent a diverse coalition of organizations and individuals.

During a press conference for the march this week, representatives from each of the three task forces on self-determination presented statements of support.

Committee members also announced that six maga’taotao or honored individuals have been invited to hold the official banner for the march. The six include educator Maria Teehan; public auditor and former senator Benjamin Cruz; master of CHamoru culture Jill Benavente; former GDOE superintendent and educator Nerissa Underwood; former senator Hope Cristobal; and police officer Angel Ray Santos, who is also the son of the late senator Angel Santos.

Whether you’re for statehood, free association, or independence, the organizers of the Fanoghe: March for CHamoru Self-Determination is inviting the community to join them in a peaceful demonstration on Labor Day, Sept. 2, from 2 to 9 p.m. in front of Adelup.

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Amanda is a reporter at the Pacific News Center and writes about issues concerning the military, environment, and education. She has a background in journalism that spans from her time as a VIBE intern for the Pacific Daily News and the editor-in-chief of Triton’s Call. As a college student, she studied journalism and graduated with honors from the University of Guam. She also has experience in photography as well as documentary work and strives to make sure that her stories are fair and engaging. When she isn’t on the job, she’s usually at the gym, playing video games, or baking a batch of cookies.