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Rep. Felicidad Ogumoro wants to establish NMI cultural center

REPRESENTATIVE Felicidad Ogumoro has introduced a measure that will create an NMI cultural center to protect and preserve the indigenous Chamorro and Carolinian cultures.

According to House Bill 19-127, the center will be a governmental corporation under the management and control of the Office of Indigenous Affairs which will be responsible for the planning, development, establishment, operation, management and control of the center.

The funding source will be the Marianas Public Land Trust.

Ogumoro said the Northern Marianas Cultural Center will establish programs and projects that will “protect, preserve, and promote indigenous Chamorro and Carolinian cultures, heritage and traditions and, at the same time, create jobs and contribute to the growth of the commonwealth’s economy.”

She added, “The center will be another tool to that will aid in the preservation of the Northern Marianas’s unique culture.”