Guam will welcome the Juan Sebastián de Elcano Spanish Navy ship to commemorate the five hundredth anniversary of the Magellan-Elcano circumnavigation Friday.
A launch from Adelup stated the historic occasion is a chance to focus on the indigenous views of the CHamoru folks on the world stage.
The Spanish delegation will embrace Rear Adm. Santiago Barber Lopez of the Navy; Capt. Carlos Mate San Roman of the Navy; and Maria Saavedra Inaraja.
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“It has been 500 years since our first experiences with colonization, and we should acknowledge each the challenges and alternatives which have come because of Magellan’s voyage to the Pacific. Our participation on this commemorative occasion marks a degree in our historical past however, extra importantly, is a step in our continued path in the direction of decolonization,” stated Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. “Collaborating within the commemoration of the circumnavigation and telling our story of the encounter with Magellan will guarantee our folks’s place in historical past as brokers of our personal political future.”
The Juan Sebastián de Elcano Spanish Navy ship’s present expedition follows the route of the unique Magellan-Elcano circumnavigation of the globe.
The voyage will take naval coaching crusing ships throughout the Atlantic to Argentina, by means of the Straits of Magellan, and throughout the Pacific Ocean, passing Guam and the Philippines on their method again to the Spanish port of Cádiz.
The go to to Guam is upfront of March 6, which is well known regionally as Guam Historical past and CHamoru Heritage Day and when explorer Ferdinand Magellan first made landfall on Guam.
“Nothing can change our colonial historical past or undo the ache that historical past has precipitated the CHamoru folks. However nations — like neighbor s— can be taught. We may be higher, and we will be sure that the lengthy and troublesome journey towards freedom continues in our day,” Leon Guerrero stated.