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Micronesia’s February 2019 icons

IN Micronesia, islanders celebrate their cultural independence through the performing arts, vocals, 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 Culture Icons — Ongerung Kambes Kesolei, Peggy Hanser, Harlan Derbai, Tanya Salas of Saipan & Ned Pablo of Guam

Best cultural photos — Vicente Salas II

Best cultural lifestyle photos — Joanny Kesolei

Best Environmental Icon — Joyce Kloulechad

Best Environmental Photos — Frank “The Crank” Camacho

Best environment and lifestyle photos — Antonio Cabrera

Best Underwater Photos — Kanou Minami & JapanPalau Group 2014

Best Marine Lifestyle — “The Environmental Bomb that Could Destroy Micronesia’s Marine Life” by Journeyman Picture

Best environmental marine photos/film — Kanou Minami

Best environmental landscape photos — Gordon Glasby

Best Environmental Beauty Documentary — Kathy Tellei & Peggy Hanser

Best Book/Author — “Nest in the Wind” by Martha C. Ward

Best sports and lifestyle photos — by Frank “The Crank” Camacho

Best sports photos — James Sablan & Bryan Manabat of Saipan


Best Art/Design Icon — Kenny Reklai

Fashion Design — Roil Soil Clothing

Artwork — Scott Weers & John Price

Tattoo Artwork — Indgns Black Inc

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

Culture, tradition and lifestyle

Cultural Beauty Icon — Tanya Salas

Traditional Beauty Icons — Nany Misech, Enn Graham Walter, DeluutTarkong, & Ojay Kossiil

Cultural Beauty Advocates — Hirotsugu Nakano, Gordon Marciano, Merv Melatk, & Ned Pablo

Culture Film — “The New Beginning” Volume 3

Culture Print Documentary — Honolulu Civil Beat

Culture Icons — Lady Diann Torres & Peggy Hanser

Cultural Advocacy and Preservation — Ned Pablo

Culture Lifestyle Film — “Micronesia Islands and Cultures” by Stacey Tesei, Christopher Kelly, Micronesien05, godsoldier, Brad Holland, C Becket Manhe, Keith Tarrier, mrgriznation,

Environment, health and nutrition

Best Environmental Film/Documentary — “Sustainable Ocean- back to the future of Micronesia” by Nicole Crane

Environmental Beauty Advocates — Kosh Frank,Perkins Pedro, Carmen Johanes,Rkolm Maidesil, Imengel Mai, OmchungEmesiochel, Soak elBung, Pillar Ngiraswei, Keedon Kintol, Kathy Tellei, Palauan Pride, Lily Kerradel, Floria Kambalang,

Environment & health

Health Advocate of the Month — Frank Camacho. Nora Glasby, Sing Miyozawa

Chef of the Month — Jacklyn Borja

Nutrition Icons — Nora Glasby

Advocates — Maryann Calvo, Otimo Bells, Andy Howell, Martina Cruz, Joyce Kloulechad, Katrina Mad, Cassie Nakamura, Kannie Matsutaro, Lena Glendening, Ned Pablo, & Gayleen Sakuma

Local Diet Advocates — “Let’s Go Local” Pohnpei promotes local food production and nutrition for health

Environmental Advocacy and Preservation Icons — Ann Singeo


Athletes of the Month — Lihen Jonas of the Federated States of Micronesia

Advocates — Keitani Graham & Dionisio Augustine II,

Sports Documentary — with a Best Fighter/Athlete Frank “The Crank ” Camacho


Music Artist Icon — Silver Takada

Best Entertainers — Terry Aldan’s Contemporary & Traditional Dance

Best Performers — Silver Takada, Lisa Glover, Milla Obeketang, Sherry Nakamura, Edangel Esther & Pua, Pisa Ngiramengior, Mers Tarkong, Kiblas Soaladaob, Kirby Sikyang

Music Artists of the Month — Gloria Ngirasiau “Aloha”, Lusinio Demei, & Kiblas Soaladaob

Cross-Cultural Music Artist — Jim Geselbracht

Best Culture Film — “Kiribati Songs and Kiribati Dance as Micronesian Culture in Pacific Movies

Film Actress — Post Card: “Micronesian Culture in Milan”

Filmmaker — Ongerung Kambes Kesolei a.k.a. OKK & Ongerung Talk Show

Entertainment Beauty of the Month — Pacific Flower by Mona Mengloi

Best Entertaining Film — “Saipan Night Market” by Vics Adventure

Best Comedy Film — “Sel Mark el Tuu” by Meellad

Best Comedy Icon — Merv Melatk

Comedians of the Month — “How to Fix Betelnut” by WizzyTrukine

Comedy Advocates — Glenn Tellames, Kristy Gibson, Lee Kai, Rut Thomas, Kingston Ace, Marino Kintaro, Min Kyo, Carmen Selepeo, & Annabelle Andres

Youth and community

Youth & Entertainment — Micronesia Youth Program, Ulithi Atoll

Youth Best Photo — Palau PEC Youth by Bradley Kumangai

Youth Best Film Work — by Bradley Kumangai


Santy Asanuma, Dr. Takuya Nagaoka, Dr. Vid Raatior, Bill Jaynes, Ned Pablo & Sophia Perez

Journalists, 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, MerireiMedia LLC, Sha Merirei, Palau Town Hall News Work with Marilyn Rideb, Pacific Daily News, and Chamorro Mingles