21 Apr 2017
(Press Release) — Haya Foundation president Zita Pangelinan will be the featured guest on this Sunday’s “Your Humanities Half-Hour” radio program.
The Haya Foundation was established on Guam more than a decade ago to promote, preserve, and perpetuate traditional healing practices which utilizes plant-based medicines administered by skilled practitioners.
Pangelinan will discuss the state of traditional healing on Guam, Rota, Tinian and Saipan, and the Foundation’s ongoing activities to keep this valuable cultural practice alive and well throughout the archipelago.
Last year, University of Guam professor Dr. Tricia A. Lizama produced a documentary film entitled “Amot para I Hinemlo’ta” which will be screened during the upcoming Flame Tree Festival.
This film, supported by a grant from the Northern Marianas Humanities Council, features interviews with traditional healers on Guam, Rota, and Saipan.
Pangelinan will also discuss a planned second phase of work which will formally record testimonials of individuals who have been treated by traditional healers.
“Your Humanities Half-Hour,” which airs each Sunday from 2 to 2:30 p.m. on Power 99, is hosted by Catherine Perry Harris. Be sure to tune in!