Contribute to the Inventory

Belize’s ICH inventory is a mechanism for identifying, documenting, promoting and safeguarding our living heritage. Living heritage includes cultural forms which are alive and being continuously recreated, and passed on from one generation to the next. The Inventory is also a repository of supporting materials including audio-visual interviews, oral histories, recordings of events and practices, photographs, and other objects such as drawings and sketch patterns, which depict the forms of living heritage found in Belize.

The e-Inventory available and submission portal available on this site is a voluntary mechanism designed to encourage wide participation of communities and cultural stakeholders from across Belize in the inventorying process. It also provides a platform to highlight and share information about our living heritage.

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Identify the cultural practice, tradition, or form

Name of the cultural practice or tradition as used by the community concerned:
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Other names you may be aware of:
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What Category? (Select all that you think may apply):
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If other is selected
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Where is this currently practiced?
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Indicate any other communities that still practices or used to practice the tradition?
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List any communities or groups associated with the tradition.
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What time of the year, if any, is associated with this practice / tradition?
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Description of the cultural practice or tradition

Please briefly describe the practice or tradition:
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What is the history of this tradition?
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What activities (rituals) are associated with the preparation of this tradition?
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Transmission and Safeguarding

Is this tradition in danger of being lost? Please explain your answer elaborating on any factors that place it at risk of being lost.
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What is being done (by families, communities, organizations) to ensure transmission of this element?
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Click to upload support files (documents, pictures, recordings)
(Files up 10 MB; larger files can be submitted to belizelivingheritage@nichbelize.org.)
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Confidentiality Commitment:
Information provided is confidential, will not be shared with any third parties, and will only be used by ISCR-NICH if necessary.
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