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Micronesian Voices in Hawai‘i
3-4 April 2008


Transcript of Conference

The transcript of “Micronesian Voices in Hawai‘i” can be downloaded, in pdf format, in several ways. For more information on each session, see the conference program.

PROCEEDINGS BY DAY

• Conference proceedings, Thursday, 3 April 2008 (190 pages)

• Conference proceedings, Friday, 4 April 2008 (185 pages)

PROCEEDINGS BY SESSION AND SPEAKER

• Index and Welcoming Remarks, Thursday, 3 April (11 pages)

• “Micronesians’ Contributions and Challenges in Hawai‘i,” 3 April (37 pages)

• Panel One: Strengthening Communities, Thursday, 3 April (49 pages)

1. Introduction – Joakim Peter (4 pages)
2. Goodwill Industries Imi Loa Program – Jocelyn Howard (5 pages)
3. Marshallese Education Day – Justin Lani (5 pages)
4. Micronesian Cultural Awareness Project – Joanna Jacob (7 pages)
5. Boys & Girls Club Pilot Project – Dionisialyn Bernard (7 pages)
6. Micronesian Community Network – Canisius Filibert (7 pages)
7. Questions and Discussion (21 pages)

• Panel Two: Increasing Effective Communication, 3 April (47 pages)

1. Introduction – Richard Salvador (4 pages)
2. Yokwe Online – Aenet Rowa (7 pages)
3. Community Radio Programs – Robert Lorin (6 pages)
4. PREL and Small Island Networks – Hilda Heine (7 pages)
5. Pacific Voices – Lillian Segal (12 pages)
6. Questions and Discussion (15 pages)

• Panel Three: Building Programs in Education and Health, 3 April (48 pages)

1. Introduction – Jocelyn Howard (3 pages)
2. DOE Bilingual School/Home Assistants – Joanna Jacob (6 pages)
3. Bilingual Part-time Teachers, Central Middle School – Mary Milne (5 pages)
4. Ala Moana Health Center – John Ishoda (5 pages)
5. Health Service to Micronesians – Nia Aitaoto (6 pages)
6. Health and Education Services – Richard Salvador (8 pages)
7. Questions and Discussion (19 pages)

• Index, Welcome, and Remarks by Sen J Kalani English, 4 April (8 pages)

• “Compact Negotiations, Expectations, and Hopes,” 4 April (20 pages)

• Panel Four: Educating about Rights, Responsibilities, and Representation, 4 April (43 pages)

1. Introduction – Lillian Segal (4 pages)
2. Court Interpreters – Elfriede Suda (8 pages)
3. Lighthouse Outreach Center – Emma Reimers (6 pages)
4. Housing Unit, Legal Aid Society – Brengyei Katosang (8 pages)
5. Legal Rights and Issues – Catherine Aubuchon (8 pages)
6. Questions and Discussion (10 pages)

• Panel Five: Pastors’ Panel, 4 April (38 pages)

1. Introduction – Pastor Robert Lorin (4 pages)
2. Reverend Radigan David – (19 pages)
3. Reverend Akendo Onamwar – (4 pages)
4. Lay Preacher Steven Sigrah – (7 pages)
5. Questions and Discussion – (7 pages)

• Recommendations for Policy Makers and Discussion, 4 April (15 pages)

• Response by Governor’s Representatives (Linda Smith and Henry Oliva) and Discussion, 4 April (44 pages)

• Closing Remarks by David Hanlon, 4 April (8 pages)