- BY ZITA Y. TAITANO
- Marianas Variety
According to Trini Torres, one of the leaders of the Taotaomona Chamoru Native Rights organization, the group is protesting U.S. colonization which they say is “silencing our self-determination” and causing the military to use more land for firing ranges. Joining the group wasNasion Chamoro and other organizations.Torres believes if the military wants land, they should really pay rent as in the Philippines and other areas.
“They are depriving our people from using our lands. Those lands had been agricultural lands,” she said, referring to property that was taken away from the original owners.