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Ibagwen Malo Armila (Goodbye Armila)

September 22, 2014 - The following is a direct transcript, followed by its English translation, of a goodbye speech that I delivered on Frida...
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Gammibe Gun Galu

July 21, 2014 - From my usual late afternoon post in my hammock in my cabin at the far edge of town, the sounds of Armila’s traditional...
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Gathering in the Name of Turtles

July 04, 2014 - Less than one week into the operation of “Yaug Nega” (The Turtle House), the building has already generated over USD 900...
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Tilapia: Keeping Turtles off the Menu

June 15, 2014 - When Amanda and I first visited Armila as recent college graduates in late 2012, we sat with the chiefs (Sahilas) of the...
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Rescue

May 06, 2014 - An adorable 7-year old Guna girl named Nagi arrived at Amanda’s and my doorstep two weeks ago, sweating and gasping for...
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VIDEO: Innanega Construction

April 22, 2014 - Previously I have described in detail the process of building a Guna house. About a month ago the community built a new...
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Turtling and Translating with Ocean Courier

April 06, 2014 - For the last couple of weeks Amanda and I have had the pleasure of hosting the three-man team of Ocean Courier in Armila...
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Catalyzing over Implementing

March 17, 2014 - After a couple of months working in Armila, Amanda and I have decided to take a short break to see some of the rest of t...
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Journal Entry: 02/26/2014

March 13, 2014 - This week I'm posting a long-winded, detailed journal entry to give readers and idea of a typical day in Armila. This wa...
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Leatherback Season Begins

February 15, 2014 - After nearly four months of living in Armila, several members of the community reported the first nesting attempt of a l...
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December 17th, 2013

January 22, 2014 - The following is a guest blog post by my brother, multimedia artist Terrill Mast, who came to pick me up from Guna Yala...
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Seeds Planted in 2013

December 31, 2013 - “It’s very important to plant something every day, that way your land will always be producing, even if it takes some ti...
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ARAP Visits Armila

December 01, 2013 - The disconnect between the realities on the coast of Guna Yala and those in the capital sometimes seems as thick and imp...
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Building a Guna House

November 07, 2013 - The Guna language (“Dulegayya”) is not difficult for westerners to learn because of any irregular conjugations, nor beca...
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