Yapese Local dances (chants)

Celena Fanapin (24) interviews Ignacia Garnog (62) about local dances and chants of Yap specifically in Gilman, Yap. Local dances are an important learning part of our history and entertainment passed down from generation to generation. It usually talks about...

Yapese Fable

This is Francisco P. Bandag who is 63 years old. he is my father-in-law. He told an ancient story that happened in one of the villages (Talgow) in Yap many years ago. The story is about a single mother with...

Yap Names

I interviewed Mr. Fidelis Thiyer-Fanoway about the importance of Yapese names. A Yapese name is like a Yapese Identification Card. Just by your name, a person can identify where you're from and your family lineage. It also has a meaning...

(Habungul Fahaf) Passing on Knowledge in Ulithi, Yap

This is an activity that take place in the evening where the family gathered under their cooking house to eat and the elders will take turn sharing information on topics like family relations on island and to other islands. Share...

Respect the Yapese Elders

Uncle Ramon was sharing how importance of teaching respect to our elders. He encouraged me to pass this on to our new generation. It would be nice to encourage our school system to have it in the classroom as part...

Importance of Local Medicine in Yap

Lilliana (39) interviewed Josephine Leethin (80) about the importance of local medicine in Yap that students can learn at school. Yapese local medicines are passed down from elders by teaching their kids the names of plants, trees, herbs, flowers, ferns,...

Yapese Fable

This is Francisco P. Bandag who is 63 years old. he is my father-in-law. He told an ancient story that happened in one of the villages (Talgow) in Yap many years ago. The story is about a single mother with...

Yap: Value of Respect

Cyprian Manmaw talks about the value of respect in our culture and how it is important to continue to teach our children about it.