The Tipiyeew-Ina'famåolik Marianas event hosted by the Carolinian Affairs Office (CAO) drew Saipan residents to witness the Chamorro & Carolinian Culture as part of the annual Chamorro and Carolinian Cultural Heritage Month. Tipiyeew-Ina'famåolik Marianas translates to 'One Marianas' or 'United Marianas.'
The event showcased live performances, underground cooking (uumw) of a cow and pig, and art and cultural exhibitions such as sailing and fishing. Food vendors were on-site and attendees enjoyed free samples of local Chamorro and Carolinian cuisines.
Priscilla Iakopo, the Marianas Visitors Authority (MVA) managing director, said MVA will continue to collaborate with CAO and the Indigenous Affairs Office (IAO) every year to support the promotion of our indigenous culture with this signature event.
Si Yu'us Ma'åse, Olomwaay, and Thank You to CAO, IAO, MVA, and all sponsors for hosting a successful event!