Cook Islands’ 50th Anniversary Logo

The logo for the Cook Islands’ 50th Anniversary of self-government in free association with New Zealand has recently been launched. It symbolizes the founding of the Cook Islands and its subsequent growth.

Layout artist, Katarina Katoa, says that her winning logo symbolizes the ‘pito’, the umbilical cord. This signifies birth and relates to the founding of this nation from its infancy and its growth.


Additionally, she states, “It also represents the connection of our people to our God, land, the sea and to each other.”

There is a a Cook Islands 50th Anniversary Facebook page that will keep you informed about the events that will be happening throughout the year.

Also, a Website has been established for the 50th Anniversary.

Take an adventure and visit the Cook Islands this year!

About islandculturearchivalsupport

Island Culture Archival Support (ICAS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of records pertaining to the cultural identity of island peoples in Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia whose national and public archives, libraries, cultural centers, and business organizations are underprivileged, underfunded, and understaffed. The specific purpose for which this nonprofit corporation was formed is to support the needs of these South Pacific cultural heritage institutions by helping to preserve and make accessible records created for business, accountability or cultural purposes. The organization will endeavor to add value by providing resources or volunteers to advise, train, and work among island residents to support their efforts in building their future and preserving their collective memory through the use of modern archival techniques.
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