MANDATES & MISSIONS
5 GCA, Ch. 87
Administration and Support
This program oversees, manages and provides administrative support to all programs under Chamorro Affairs. Responsibilities includes correspondence, reports, fiscal accounting, budget, personnel, procurement, legislation, loans and grants.
5 GCA, Ch. 87, Section 87104 (w)
Historic Language Preservation
To formulate and develop standards and procedural requirements with regard to the development, promotion, and preservation of the Chamorro language and culture with all relevant institutions and programs
5 GCA, Ch. 87, Section 87104 (x)
To establish a joint appointment program with Guam colleges and universities in the teaching of the Chamorro language, culture and history; and further to establish reciprocal relationships with other institutions.
5 GCA, Ch. 87, Section 87126 (h)
To develop articulated curriculum and course text for mandated courses in Guam’s schools and institutions of higher learning related to Guam’s history, language, and culture; to conduct research, publish and produce multi-media and print materials relating to the Guam heritage; and provide training to promote increased understanding of Chamorro Heritage.
5 GCA, Ch. 87, Section 87136 (a)
Geographical and Archaeological Validation
To promote increased understanding of Guam’s geology, biota, prehistory, history and contemporary culture. Serves as the official repository and custodian of historical artifacts of Guam and to acquire, preserve, and make available for public viewing, artifacts and archival materials relating to the cultural, historical and natural heritage of Guam.
5 GCA, Ch. 87, Section 87130 (a)
Heritage Archival Collection
To provide for the preservation of all government publications including any printed or processed paper, books, periodicals, pamphlets or maps, originating in or printed with the imprint of, or at the expense and by the authority of the Government of Guam; including public records and other papers not in current use by the Executive, Judicial and Legislative Branches of the government of Guam and have been determined to have sufficient legal, historical or other value to warrant their continued preservation by the government of Guam; and also be the custodian of non-governmental historical records that contain significant information about the past or present, and are therefore worthy of long-term preservation and systematic management for historical or other research purposes.
5 GCA, Ch. 87, Section 87130 (c)
Collective Historic Preservation & Cultural Authentication
To insure the retention and preservation of our documentary heritage as the official repository and custodian of historical government and non-government records of Guam. Acquire, preserve and make available for public use, records relating to the cultural and documentary heritage of Guam; and foster research on the records in its inventory and shall disseminate the results of this and other research to the public through the media as public exhibitions, demonstrations, lectures, scholarly activities, television programs, publications, and other public programs contributing to and encouraging enlightenment
P.L. 28-68, 5 GCA Ch.87, Section 87103 (a) (viii)
Chamorro Village, “I Sengsong Chamorro”
To operate under its control a public market, or markets, for Guam products at such places or places deem proper. Any such market shall be maintained and operated at all times in a sanitary and orderly manner, beneficial to both producers and patrons alike. Producers and sellers desiring to use space within such market to display or sell their produce shall be levied a uniform fee based upon the amount of space used and period of such use.
5 GCA, Ch. 87, Section 87152
Public Marketing Revolving Fund
The Public Market Revolving Fund was created to deposit all funds collected from fees levied pursuant to Ch. 87 of 5 GCA., and to be used exclusively for the administration, operation and maintenance of the I Sengsong Chamorro”, the Chamorro Village.
5 GCA, Ch. 83 & 87; 21 GCA, Ch. 76, Section 76114
To service as a depository for certain specimens and objects of natural history and of botanical, ethnological, or archaeological value or interest, and any book, treatise, or pamphlet relating to natural history, botany, ethnology, or archaeology now in possession of the University of Guam, or any territorial department, bureau, or board.