Amot Para I Hinemlo’ta is a look at Chamorro Traditional Healing Practice as it exists today. This documentary was produced by Tricia Atoigue Lizama, PhD, LSCW and Zita Diaz Pangelinan in association with the Haya Cultural Heritage Preservation Foundation.

Dr. Tricia Atoigue Lizama is an associate professor of Social Work at the University of Guam since 2011. She earned her Doctorate Degree in Human Services from Capella University in 2011. Dr. Lizama’s dissertation focused on the traditional healing practices of the suruhånu and suruhåna and was titled “How are Traditional Chamoru healing practices being preserved and perpetuated in modern Guam”.

She earned her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1999 and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Psychology from the University of Guam in 1997. Prior to her work at the University of Guam, Dr. Lizama was employed as a social worker for the Department of Veterans Affairs. She has also served our nation in the United States Air Force Reserves. Dr. Lizama is licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.


The National Organization of Asian Pacific Islander Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV) is a newly created organization, fiscally sponsored by Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa.

NAPIESV provides technical assistance and support to local/community-based programs and governmental organizations in enhancing their services to victims of sexual violence from the Asian and Pacific Islander communities nationally and in the U.S. territories.

"You cannot change any society unless you take responsibility for it, unless you see yourself as belonging to it and responsible for changing it."

Grace Lee Boggs