Monthly Archives: October 2015

Celebrating Endangered Tokelauan Language

I often mention in these blog how important language is to a culture. If the language is loss, the culture will soon follow. Radio New Zealand reports that in New Zealand the Tokelauan language was celebrated during this past week. … Continue reading

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Culture and History Must Be Maintained on Apia’s New Waterfront

The public has weighed in on Samoa’s capital development plan for the new waterfront development project. The waterfront project aims at developing a full plan that will “guide development and growth of the waterfront, creating an attractive urban environment that will boost Samoa’s … Continue reading

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Where Culture Meets Health in the Pacific Islands

More than 300 medical professionals attended the Pacific Medical Association conference in Port Vila, Vanuatu, a couple of weeks ago. One of the major topics at the conference was the idea that traditional medicine as a valuable resource for Pacific communities, … Continue reading

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Solomon Islands Government Commit to Developing Cultural Sector

Here is some cultural news coming out of the Solomon Islands… Earlier this week John Wasi, the acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism,  officially opened the Solomon Islands Cultural Industries Entrepreneurship training in Honiara. He stated that … Continue reading

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Another Homecoming Update

The documentary film, Homecoming: A Film About Pukapuka, has recently finished shooting. The film was shot in four locations (Hawaii, Rarotonga, Pukapuka, and New Zealand). The filmmakers have over 150 hours of footage, a thousand photos, and over 70 interviews. Indeed, a … Continue reading

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