Often confused with the Chamorro Registry, the Guam Decolonization Registry (GDR) plays a powerful role in actualizing Guåhan’s political destiny. According to Guam Law, until 70% of native inhabitants are registered on the GDR, a political status election cannot occur. It has not yet garnered enough registrants to move forward.

The law defines native inhabitants as people who became US citizens by virtue of the authority and enactment of the 1950 Organic Act of Guam and their descendants. A descendant is defined as, “a person who has proceeded by birth, such as a child or grandchild, to the remotest degree from any native inhabitant of Guam, and who is considered placed in a line of succession from such ancestor where such succession is by virtue of blood relations.”