Pa'a Taotao Tano' to conduct Chamorro language survey
Pacific Daily News • January 23, 2010
Pa'a Taotao Tano' has been awarded a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families-Administration for Native Americans Language Preservation grant for $98,000.
Pa'a Taotao Tano', or "way of life of the people of the land," is a nonprofit cultural organization that seeks to preserve, promote and perpetuate Chamorro culture and traditions. It will conduct the island's first islandwide Chamorro Language Assessment Survey in all 19 villages in a door-to-door campaign from now through June 30, according to a news release from the organization.
Survey participants must be of Chamorro ancestry and be at least age 10. The organization will conduct 6,500 surveys. The information gathered will be used to determine long-range goals to successfully implement future projects and programs in Guam to ensure the preservation and perpetuation of the Chamorro language for generations to come, the news release added.