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Micronesia region’s June 2018 icons

IN Micronesia, islanders celebrate their cultural independence through the performing arts — vocals, instrumental music and dance.

These include numerous cultural expressions that reflect human creativity and are also found, to some extent, in many other intangible cultural heritage domains including rituals, festive events or oral traditions.

The following individuals help promote the importance of Micronesia’s balanced environmental culture and traditional lifestyle:

Best cultural photos — Edward San Nicolas of Guam, Gordon Marciano & Vecente “Ben” Salas of Saipan, Garant Mellil & Ongerung Kambes Kesolei of Palau,

Best cultural lifestyle photos — Ned Pablo of Guam, Emeraech Baules of Palau, Junhan B. Todino, Lori Lyn C. Lirio Bryan Manabat of Saipan, , Ibuuch Tomoichi, Bradley Kumangai, Utei Franz, Akiko Udui, Felisa Brel, and Uduch Sengebau Senior of Palau, Pedro Torres, Siddons Torres,

Best environment and lifestyle photos — Kathy Tellei, Harlan Derbai, Mirang Higa, Twilla Ysaol, Joany Kesolei, Alfonso Koshiba, Bingch Antonio, , Singekazu Hayashi, Heather Isimura, Bebe Pedro, Offeria Setsuo, Omchuong Emesiochel, Carmen Johannes, Baste Simer, Joseph Ngcheed, Evelyn Salas, Pat Muna, Lorraine Bandarii, Lekong Sambal, Iyoul Adrienne, Lina Iyekar, Rkolm Maidesil, Parker Mad, Imengel Mai, Joni Kesolei, Eles Kintaro, Olsen Adriano, Joe Dee Wolford, Nglis Lakobong, Kano Minami,

Best Underwater Photos — Richard Brooks, FishnFins Palau, & Palau Diving

Best Marine Lifestyle — Floria Kambalang,

Best environmental marine photos/Film — Richard Brooks

Best environmental landscape photos —  Sergio Iyar, Shigekazu Hayashi, and Dodge Roxas

Best Environmental Beauty Documentary — America’s Compact Country by La Mancha Media https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ti7irC_zR8k

Best Book/Author — R.E. Johannes “Fishing and Marine Lore in the Palau District of Micronesian”

Best sports and lifestyle photos — by Brian Manabat & Lech Singeo

Best sports photos — by James Sablan

Arts

Fashion Design — Michael Pablo, Scott Weers, Tribe Marianas, and Jesse Meno

Artwork — Peter Fala, Kyle IG, Felipe Quentin and Peter Santos

Tattoo Artwork — Patrick Masga

Advocates/Icons — Current CNMI, ZoriesOnly.com, 670 Rock Steady Shop, Born N Raised Clothing, Tattoo Art & Design Mega Vision by Dragon Edong,

Culture, tradition and lifestyle

Cultural Beauty Icon — Olivia Srue Tebuteb Tenorio, Loren Lacataria, Shayla Isechal, Allyne Kikuharu

Cultural Beauty Advocates — Lucy Idid Orrukem, India’s Singeo, Emmy Diluang, Nona Aguon, Eritel Kwazelin, Carmel Hanser, Tamae Jeremaiah, Arnery Borja, Ester Uchel, Mailee Koshiba, Veronica Trolii, Meleana Ngirmeriil, Rechirei Mowais, Ibul Rengulbai, Keida Dulei, & Taldil Mikel

Culture Film — by NGO Pasifika Renaissance

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IIiOq7e0Nls

Culture Icons — Gordon Marciano, Ann Singeo, Joyce Kloulechad

Film by Ann Singeo https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NhwIbTcA3E8

Cultural Advocacy and Preservation — Grant Mellil & Peggy Hanser, Jeff Antol, Charles Doncoe, Flavian Rubasch, Oderai Meluat, Olkeriil Darius, Lucille Kaufer, Raymond Kapileo, Carter Daniel,

Culture Lifestyle Film — By Ongerung Kambes Kesolei

Ngerchemai dancers https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vQBGxk3iV0E

Environment, health and nutrition

Best Environmental Film/Documentary — Micronesia Pohnpei by Travel Inspired

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uTZpmHH1CAE

Environment & Health Beauty

Advocate of the Month — Veisinia Peteru, Kerradel Dil,

Chef of the Month — Hersey Kyota & wife, narrated by Andrew Zimmem & film by Phil Ngirngetrang https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mKKH_g4Tgtg

Nutrition Icons — Evelyn Salas,Alfonso Koshiba, MyrnRich Quitugua, Ngermasch Boys, Marlo Paulus, Milla Milz Obeketang, Jorinda Andrew, Peggy Hanser, Kanny Matsutaro, Melinda Rinaca, En Tellei, Nora Glasby, Bo Ngiraingas, Clint Wachi, Sing Miyozawa, Living in 680, Harlan Derbai, and Joseph Camacho

Advocates — Sing Miyozawa &  Harlan Derbai

Local Diet Advocates — Kannie Matsutaro, Terry Aldan, Twilla Ysaol, Peggy Hanser, Daisy Beketaut

Environmental Advocacy and Preservation Icons — Joyce Kloulechad & Sally Nakamura

Sports/Athletes

Athletes of the Month — Dean Blake

Advocates — Felisa Brel

Entertainment

Best Entertainer — FHS Micronesia by Nets Lolohea

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=g1fbqeI2N3U

Best Performers: Kids From Chuuk

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fFF5fW2RzMc

Best Music Video — “Let Me” by Taka Emesiochel

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2LLITjTOXfg

Best Culture Film — Highlight of Yap Culture by Peter Schneider

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BH8-w-yC37s

Film Actress — Rain Valdez https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=R04XZ50Fmgg

Filmmaker — Ongerung Kambes Kesolei a.k.a. OKK

Entertainment Beauty of the Month — Rhea

Ruluked https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1uOqU5wJG_U

Performers — Pohnpei, Chuuk, Marshall Islanders Together

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ouNEX6qe46w

Best Entertaining Film — Kambes Kesolei “Bealau Night Market” performers

Musical Artists of the Month — Taka Emesiochel

Best Comedy Film — “Sel Mark el Tuu”

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=h7ZEEVQvqOM by Meellad

Comedians of the Month — Jack & Rose, wejeile

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Nqan4-oguBk

Comedy Advocates — Jon Juan, Ashley Eff, Sky Imetengel, Merv Melatk, Kingston Ace, Aileen Farley, Joseph Isechal, Simeon Adelbai, Mitsura D. Inoue, Ruth Thomas, Marino Kintaro

Youth and community

Youth & Entertainment — Saipan Evangelical Church by Medina Cabrera

Youth Best Photo — Palau PEC Youth by Bradley Kumangai

Youth Best Film Work — by  Bradley Kumangai

Educators

Bernadette Carreon Pacific Notes

Kenyon — The Educator https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NAgFGY1OK6s

Journalists

Pacificnote.com, Bernadette Carreon 680 Belau Recipe, 680 Omengat, Pasifika Renaissance and Dr. Takuya Nagaoka, Honolulu Civil Beat, Belau Photo 101 with Kambes Kesolei and Harry R. Fritz, Tia Belau Kambes Kesolei, Kaselehlie Press Pohnpei with Bill Jaynes, MV editor Zaldy Dandan, MV sports reporters James Sablan and Emmanuel T. Erediano, Palau 2013, Belau Useful Information with Merv Melatk, Olilai Ikesiil, Palau Fitness Group with Nora Glasby, Saipan Tribune, Chamorro People on Facebook David Atalig, ChuukYouth, PEC Youth Bradley Kumangai, MV reporters Bryan Manabat and Junhan Todino, Island Times’ Phillip and Leilani Reklai, Merirei Media LLC, Sha Merirei, Palau Town Hall News Work with Marilyn Rideb, Pacific Daily News, and Chamorro Mingles