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Ancestral Lands Commission member James Matanane dies

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 by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - The Guam Ancestral Lands Commission is mourning the loss of longtime commissioner James Matanane who passed away last week in the Philippines. Wednesday, commissioners remembered Matanane's commitment to the people and returning property back to its original landowners.

Department of Land Management director Michael Borja said, "James Matanane's passion was never selfish, his passion was for the rights of the original landowners and for the Guam Ancestral Lands Commission and he served well for the last 12 years up until his death and he will greatly be missed by not only this commission but by many of the other organizations he's been a part of and he served diligently with."

Matanane served on the Commission for more than 12 years. He was 69 years old.
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