Monthly Archives: January 2017

Introducing: The New Palau National Archives

Breaking news!  I have been informed that the construction of the new Palau National Archives building has been completed and a ribbon-cutting ceremony has recently taken place. In fact, I was so excited to hear this news that I forgot to ask … Continue reading

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Legend of the Coconut- Tonga

The coconut tree has often been referred to as the “Tree of Life” throughout the Pacific Islands. This name was given because of the tree’s many uses and flexibility within their culture. It is also called the Tree of Life because it … Continue reading

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Marshall Islands Navigator Shares Knowledge

Earlier this week Radio New Zealand International had an article about Captain Korent Joel who recently died in Majuro, Marshall Islands. He was one of the last of a dwindling breed of traditional navigators from this large group of coral atolls. … Continue reading

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Turtle Callers from Nacamaki, Koro Island, Fiji

Many scholars believe that humans first migrated to the Pacific Islands from Southeast Asia about 2,000 years ago. These people carried with them their mythological traditions about events, deities and heroes. As time passed and people moved to different island groups, … Continue reading

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Pacific’s Students Benefit from Local Wisdom

Radio New Zealand recently ran a thought-provoking story regarding school children in the Pacific. The story said that Pacific students could achieve more for themselves and their communities if their learning focused more on local knowledge and culture. This idea comes from … Continue reading

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