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  • First Person: COVID-19 helping Hawaiians to ‘recognize the importance of heritage’
    on August 9, 2020 at 4:30 am

    Sabra Kauka is a cultural practitioner and teaches Hawaiian Studies at the Island School on the island of Kauai, in Hawaii, while acting as a coordinator for the Department of Education. As the daughter of an army officer, she spent much of her youth living overseas, but “felt the call to come home” to Hawaii as an adult after reading a newspaper article which highlighted the poor standard of living for indigenous Hawaiians in Hawaii.

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  • UNESCO convenes partners to coordinate support for cultural heritage after the tragic explosion in Beirut
    by (WH-Info) on August 10, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    While reiterating expressions of condolence and solidarity with the people of Lebanon in the wake of the tragic explosions in Beirut on 4 August 2020,  UNESCO is taking action and organizing a meeting on 10 August together with the Directorate General of Antiquities in the Ministry of Culture of Lebanon and its partners – ALIPH, ARC-WH, Blue Shield, ICCROM, ICOM and ICOMOS - to jointly assess the situation and determine how the international community can support Lebanon in its efforts ...