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Slinging Stones And Fanoghe Chamoru

Past Present and Future

By Roman Dela Cruz, ACHO Marianas TASA (traditions Affirming our Seafaring Ancestry) Fokai Industries and Grasshopper Inc.

Abstract

This will be a segmented discussion on the stone slinging among ancestral Chamorros and its evolution today. We will discuss the 1521 centennial commemoration from the perspective of our slinging community and how this has motivated a re-ignition with slinging and a prosperous connection with sport slinging of the Balearic Islands. We will conclude with some long discussed ideas on how the Mariana Islands and Chamorros around the world can optimize and capitalize from a cultural embrace and the strategic development of our slinging persona.