Arlene Arausa, Judy Tabafunda, Lorraine Hale, Colleen Almojuela and Tracy Tabafunda combined Filipina and First Nation Regalia and choreographed a celebratory dance to perform at the first annual Indipino Festival.
Colleen is the daughter of Dorothy Nahanee Almojuela, Squamish and Thomas Corpuz Almojuela, Ilocano, Philippines. She is an educator for over 50 years, pre-k through higher education in Indigenous and Multicultural Education. Her purpose includes increasing student's way of knowing, thinking and behaving in order to foster healthy social, creative and mental growth. Colleen has two sons, Justin and Anthony Neal and one grandson, Dylan. When asked when she will retire, her response has been "When teaching no longer give me purpose."
Over the years, INDIPINO COMMUNITY OF BAINBRIDGE ISLAND AND VICINITY has hosted countless cultural events, art exhibitions, and educational programs. We have also collaborated with many local organizations to support their efforts in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.