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Author Chris Perez Howard tells of his mother's struggles during World War II, and how the conflict between Japan and the US affected Guam. Since returning to Guam after twenty-seven years and discovering his Chamorro identiy, Chris Perez Howard has been advocating the rights of his people as an indigenous and colonized people. A founding member and Chairman of the Organization of People for Indigenous Rights, OPI-R, he has participated in numerous forums on Chamorro issues and has presented testimony at the United Nations and the U.S. Congress. It all began while researching and writing 'Mariquita.'
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