Jul 12, 2018
Today we talk to Annie Marie Rivera Montes, who is a native of Guam and a teacher (retired) of the Chamorro culture.
Guam is a territory of the United States in the western Pacific
Ocean. It is the westernmost point (in terms of jurisdiction) and
territory of the United States, along with Northern Mariana
Islands. The inhabitants of Guam are called Guamanians, and they
are American citizens by birth. Indigenous Guamanians are the
Chamorros, who are related to other Austronesian natives to the
west in the Philippines and Taiwan.
USCIS 100:91. Name one U.S. territory.
U.S. Virgin Islands
Northern Mariana Islands
Learn more about Guam, the Mariana Islands, and the Chamorro at
Guam’s Online Encyclopedia
Although Guamanian serve in the military at a rate that is three
times higher than the rest of the country, their vets' struggle to
receive medical services
WATCH: America By the Numbers: Island of Warriors
CONTACT: VA.gov or your U.S. congress members. Tell them that you support increased healthcare services for vets, especially those from Guam and the U.S. territories.
This interview was recorded in the Kaiser Vallejo Rehabilitation Center, where Annie Marie's husband and my father where recovering from their strokes. Unfortunately my father passed away the next day. PLEASE learn more about strokes at http://www.stroke.org/