Representatives from different states, governors, historians and representatives from the local community gathered last weekend at the Koror State Assembly Hall for the 9th Annual Historic Preservation symposium. The goal of the two-day event was to raise awareness and information sharing on how the different states in Palau are doing with the preservation of the Palauan culture and heritage.
A Palauan Abai, or Meeting house
According to Bureau of Arts and Culture acting director, Sunny Ngirmang,
“the event gives an overview of how the different states are doing with their preservation and how can their office help them in raising awareness on the importance of preserving Palauan culture and heritage.”
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Island Culture Archival Support (ICAS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of records pertaining to the cultural identity of island peoples in Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia whose national and public archives, libraries, cultural centers, and business organizations are underprivileged, underfunded, and understaffed.
The specific purpose for which this nonprofit corporation was formed is to support the needs of these South Pacific cultural heritage institutions by helping to preserve and make accessible records created for business, accountability or cultural purposes. The organization will endeavor to add value by providing resources or volunteers to advise, train, and work among island residents to support their efforts in building their future and preserving their collective memory through the use of modern archival techniques.
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