The Carolinian/Refalúwasch community honors Chief Aghurubw last Saturday on Managaha Island as part of Cultural Heritage Month celebration this month. The event is the 49th annual commemoration to recognize the leadership of Aghurubw, who led his people from the Caroline Islands 204 years ago and resettled in the Northern Mariana in 1815. At that time, the Caroline Islands had just been devastated by a typhoon. A monument of Aghurubw was erected on Managaha Island on Sept. 18, 1970, in his memory. (IVA MAURIN)
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