I am from the State of Chuuk in the FSM, from the islands of Tol in the village of Wolip. I attended grade school at SDA Chuuk, high school at XHS, and received my bachelors in Political & Historical Studies at Chaminade University of Honolulu. I am currently enrolled at the Center for Pacific Islands Studies' masters program. I have been a faithful employee to Deal Fair Store of Chuuk and its Honolulu affiliate, Deal Fair Hawaii for eight years.
As a member of TFB my interests are politics, the environment, social impacts, and Micronesian migrants specifically those living in Hawaii.
Student achievement and the US-Micronesian partnership were on display this week in Yap, as five high schools battled it out in an elimination style robotics competition.
An Independent Chuuk Should Legalize Marijuana in order to survive economically.
By 2023, compact funding from the United States is scheduled to end. In a frantic effort (for most), the COFA nations and some states have employed different solutions to make up for the expected budgetary shortfall.
TFB members were fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to sit with Gardenia Aisek, Legislator in the Chuuk State House of Senate representing the Southern Namoneas region. We talk extensively about the Chuuk State Online Gambling Bill - HB 14-39, the independence movement, and other developments from Chuuk State.