Gov. Ralph DLG. Torres, through the Indigenous Affairs Office and the Carolinian Affairs Office, invites the entire community to the Indigenous Cultural Expo on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, from 9am to 3pm at the Guma Sakman at the Civic Center in the old 4-H Club building in Susupe.
In celebration of Commonwealth Cultural Day, the Indigenous Cultural Expo will feature cultural demonstrations and entertainment.
“There are three areas of demonstrations and tasting: coconut use, fishing, and farming. With the coconut, the demonstrators will demonstrate the use of coconut in various cooking techniques and weaving. With fishing, they will demonstrate net throwing, hook tying, names of fish, types of fishing lines, fish preparation and spear fishing. With farming, they will demonstrate food preparation and planting to include local medicinal plants and its usage. All areas of demonstration will provide food tasting,” said Indigenous Affairs resident executive Roman M. Tudela Jr.
“This event showcases our traditional cultural practices and will be a great opportunity for the entire community, especially our indigenous Chamorros and Carolinians, to learn and share from one another. We encourage everyone to bring their families to enjoy the holiday by stopping by the expo,” executive assistant for Carolinian Affairs John Henry I. Tagabuel said.
“There’s no better thing to do on Commonwealth Cultural Day than to spend it with the family and immerse yourself in what keeps us grounded, and that is our culture. I encourage everyone to take time during the holiday to stop by and enjoy the demonstrations given by our cultural preservation leaders,” Torres said.
The Indigenous Cultural Expo is supported by the Women’s Affairs Office, the Marianas Visitors Authority, the Public School System, the CNMI Women’s Association, the Lady Diann Torres Foundation, and Imperial Pacific International Inc.-CSR. (PR)