Wednesday, March 25

Chuukese story

Apparently there is a Chuukese optometrist living in the Phoenix area. I'll have to keep my eyes open for her. Nathan Fitch does a good job of helping this woman tell her story.

I occasionally come across Chamorros (indigenous people of Guam) in Phoenix. And a few years ago I met several Chuukese here but none recently. I think they must be avoiding me. ;) The Chuukese are a diverse group of islanders from Chuuk, one of four states in the Federated States of Micronesia. Other than Guam, I've spent more time in Chuuk (Weno and Faichuuk) than any other Pacific Island region. Most of my Micronesian students at PIU have been Chuukese. Wonderful people!

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