Japanese Spring Festival

February is the month of spring season.  The spring season is considered to be the time to start a new life after the long Japanese winter.

The Spring Festival will be held in sympathy for those who affected by Super Typhoon Yutu, in prayer for the quick recovery, and to share the spirit of #MarianasSTRONG.

Bazaars and traditional demonstrations and dances are planned. Food vendors are also planning to sell popular Japanese cuisine.  A game booth and a raffle are scheduled.
This festival is one of many examples of the historical connection between The Marianas and Japan, and organizers warmly welcomes all residents and visitors.

Simånan Åmut Natibu/ Sumwóólal Sáfeyal Falúw/Native Medicinal Week – Åmut Demonstrations & Tasting 2

As part of the Indigenous Affairs Office’s long-term commitment to assist Inetnun Åmut yan Kutturan Natibu/Mwiischil Safey me Kkoor Aramasal Faluw, a CNMI-wide non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the practice of traditional healing arts, a series of Åmut Demonstrations are being held throughout September.

Åmut is the Chamorro word for medicine. These Åmut Demonstrations provide a rare opportunity for members of the community, of all ages and cultural backgrounds, to engage in the preparation processes and applications of traditional Chamorro and Carolinian medicine. Participants will observe, interact with and learn from some of the foremost practitioners of these healing arts–fading art forms that are highly in need of preservation for future generations.

Key dates are as follows:

Sept 18 & 20, 4pm – 5:30pm presentation and tasting sponsored by Indigenous Affairs Office. Location of event will be at the Indigenous Affairs Office on Capitol Hill.

Sept 22, 12pm – 4pm presented by Inetnun Åmut yan Kutturan Natibu sponsored by Indigenous Affairs Office. Location will be at the Indigenous Affairs Office on Capitol Hill.

Simånan Åmut Natibu/ Sumwóólal Sáfeyal Falúw/Native Medicinal Week – Åmut Demonstrations & Tasting 1B

As part of the Indigenous Affairs Office’s long-term commitment to assist Inetnun Åmut yan Kutturan Natibu/Mwiischil Safey me Kkoor Aramasal Faluw, a CNMI-wide non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the practice of traditional healing arts, a series of Åmut Demonstrations are being held throughout September.

Åmut is the Chamorro word for medicine. These Åmut Demonstrations provide a rare opportunity for members of the community, of all ages and cultural backgrounds, to engage in the preparation processes and applications of traditional Chamorro and Carolinian medicine. Participants will observe, interact with and learn from some of the foremost practitioners of these healing arts–fading art forms that are highly in need of preservation for future generations.

Key dates are as follows:

Sept 18 & 20, 4pm – 5:30pm presentation and tasting sponsored by Indigenous Affairs Office. Location of event will be at the Indigenous Affairs Office on Capitol Hill.

Sept 22, 12pm – 4pm presented by Inetnun Åmut yan Kutturan Natibu sponsored by Indigenous Affairs Office. Location will be at the Indigenous Affairs Office on Capitol Hill.

Simånan Åmut Natibu/ Sumwóólal Sáfeyal Falúw/Native Medicinal Week – Åmut Demonstrations & Tasting 1A

Åmut is the indigenous Chamorro word for medicine. As part of the Indigenous Affairs Office’s long term commitment to supporting Inetnun Åmut yan Kutturan Natibu, a CNMI-wide non-profit organization dedicated to traditional medicinal practices, a series of Åmut Demonstrations are being held throughout the month of September.

These demonstrations provide a rare opportunity for members of the community, of all ages and cultural backgrounds, to engage in the preparation processes and applications of traditional Chamorro and Carolinian medicine. Participants will observe, interact with and learn from some of the foremost practitioners of these healing arts–fading art forms that are highly in need of preservation for our future generations. See an overview of IAO’s scheduled Åmut Demonstrations listed below.

Sept. 8, 12pm – 4pm presented by Inetnun Åmut yan Kutturan Natibu and sponsored by Indigenous Affairs Office. Location of event will be at Civic Center, gi Guma’ Higai known as Seafaring Traditions Program Canoe House

Sept. 18 & 20 – 4pm – 5:30pm presentation and tasting sponsored by Indigenous Affairs Office. Location of event will be at the Indigenous Affairs Office on Capitol Hill

Sept. 22 – 12pm – 4pm presented by Inetnun Åmut yan Kutturan Natibu sponsored by Indigenous Affairs Office. Location will be at the Indigenous Affairs Office on Capitol Hill

Proclamation of Simånan Åmut Natibu/ Sumwóólal Sáfeyal Falúw/Native Medicinal Week

On behalf of Resident Executive Roman M. Tudela, Jr., the Indigenous Affairs Office cordially invites the public to the signing of “Simånan Åmut Natibu/ Sumwóólal Sáfeyal Falúw/Native Medicinal Week” on September 11, 2018 at 10 am at the Governor’s conference room in Capitol Hill. This proclamation marks the beginning of IAO’s long-term commitment to assist Inetnun Åmut yan Kutturan Natibu/Mwiischil Safey me Kkoor Aramasal Faluw, a CNMI-wide non-profit organization which promotes the cultural practice of traditional medicinal and healing arts. The week of September 16 – 22, 2018 will subsequently be proclaimed Simånan Åmut Natibu/ Sumwóólal Sáfeyal Falúw/Native Medicinal Week.

The community’s presence during this important event is greatly valued and appreciated. Anyone can play a part in helping to revive this disappearing cultural practice. Interested parties can contact IAO at (670) 664-2664 or email kuriogo@gmail.com for further inquiry.

Åmut is the Chamorro word for medicine. As part of the IAO’s long term commitment to supporting Inetnun Åmut yan Kutturan Natibu, a CNMI-wide non-profit organization dedicated to traditional medicinal practices, a series of Åmut Demonstrations are being held throughout the month of September.

These demonstrations provide a rare opportunity for members of the community, of all ages and cultural backgrounds, to engage in the preparation processes and applications of traditional Chamorro and Carolinian medicine. Participants will observe, interact with and learn from some of the foremost practitioners of these healing arts–fading art forms that are highly in need of preservation for our future generations. See an overview of IAO’s scheduled Åmut Demonstrations listed below.

Sept. 8, 12pm – 4pm presented by Inetnun Åmut yan Kutturan Natibu and sponsored by Indigenous Affairs Office. Location of event will be at Civic Center, gi Guma’ Higai known as Seafaring Traditions Program Canoe House

Sept. 18 & 20 – 4pm – 5:30pm presentation and tasting sponsored by Indigenous Affairs Office. Location of event will be at the Indigenous Affairs Office on Capitol Hill

Sept. 22 – 12pm – 4pm presented by Inetnun Åmut yan Kutturan Natibu sponsored by Indigenous Affairs Office. Location will be at the Indigenous Affairs Office on Capitol Hill

Simånan Åmut Natibu/ Sumwóólal Sáfeyal Falúw/Native Medicinal Week – Åmut Demonstrations & Tasting I

Åmut is the indigenous Chamorro word for medicine. As part of the Indigenous Affairs Office’s long term commitment to supporting Inetnun Åmut yan Kutturan Natibu, a CNMI-wide non-profit organization dedicated to traditional medicinal practices, a series of Åmut Demonstrations are being held throughout the month of September.

These demonstrations provide a rare opportunity for members of the community, of all ages and cultural backgrounds, to engage in the preparation processes and applications of traditional Chamorro and Carolinian medicine. Participants will observe, interact with and learn from some of the foremost practitioners of these healing arts–fading art forms that are highly in need of preservation for our future generations. See an overview of IAO’s scheduled Åmut Demonstrations listed below.

Sept. 8, 12pm – 4pm presented by Inetnun Åmut yan Kutturan Natibu and sponsored by Indigenous Affairs Office. Location of event will be at Civic Center, gi Guma’ Higai known as Seafaring Traditions Program Canoe House

Sept. 18 & 20 – 4pm – 5:30pm presentation and tasting sponsored by Indigenous Affairs Office. Location of event will be at the Indigenous Affairs Office on Capitol Hill

Sept. 22 – 12pm – 4pm presented by Inetnun Åmut yan Kutturan Natibu sponsored by Indigenous Affairs Office. Location will be at the Indigenous Affairs Office on Capitol Hill