Being a native of the Sahara region and a member of the Rguibat tribe, and of the fraction of the Oulad Taleb, Nour Bouhanana grew up and lived all over Morocco: in Missour, Taounate or Rabat, according to the movements of his father, who used to be a high-ranging civil servant: "No matter where you live, you felt like ambassadors of our Hassani culture”, she says. As an engineer specializing in information systems, Nour Bouhanana first worked in her hometown of Laayoune in her production company. Her greatest achievement: the national athletics meeting in Laayoune, which will celebrate in 2018 its tenth edition. In 2014, she joined as an advisor the Almouggar Foundation for the Preservation and Promotion of the " Moussem" (Festival) of Tan Tan. This moussem, proclaimed in 2005 by UNESCO to be a masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, is on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity Sites since 2008. It includes all the components of the Hassani culture: "This is an important moment for the tribes coming from the Southern provinces”, says Nour Bouhanana who is very much involved in this event, a true mirror of Saharawi culture, and dreams of the day when every Moroccan citizen can feel his or her Saharawi share among his or her pluralistic cultures. 


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