HAGÅTÑA (IHFG) — I Hagan Famalåo’an Guåhan Inc. continues to present “Mo'na: Finding Our Way,” a 10-part webinar series for women to examine, analyze and interpret historical roles of CHamoru women in the Marianas, sustainability practices, and health and indigenous healing practices within a humanities context. The webinar series features presentations led by CHamoru women scholars, activists, experts and cultural practitioners, facilitated discussion and other interactive components.

The eighth event in the 10-part series is entitled, Na’Homlo’ with Tricia Atoigue Lizama, PhD, LCSW and Ursula Herrera and takes place on Saturday, April 24 at 10:30 a.m. CHST.

How has the knowledge of CHamoru traditional healing and åmot (medicine) been transmitted over generations? This session explores the cultural practice of indigenous healing and how the practice has transcended time. Åmot CHamoru will be introduced and shared with 50 individuals after the webinar. Medicines such as lodigao cha, ilangilang infused coconut oil, and seeds to grow medicine at home will be explained and available for use. Free Åmot kits will be given to 50 audience members after the webinar.

Audiences may attend the webinar on the IHFG Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/haganguahan

This project is made possible through a grant from Humanities Guåhan, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act, as well as funding from the Guam Economic Development Authority.

In addition to presenting the webinar series, IHFG dedicated a portion of grant funds to offer a laptop and MiFi lending service to support women’s participation in the webinar series.

For more information on this or other IHFG projects,  email haganguahan@gmail.com

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