Monthly Archives: March 2017

The Rat and the Squid

Because ICAS is currently doing a project in Tuvalu, I thought it would be appropriate to share a legend from the tiny atoll. I hope you enjoy this tale about land and sea animals not getting along so well. The Rat … Continue reading

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ICAS’ Next Project- Tuvalu

Our next ICAS project will begin later this week in Tuvalu. We will be appraising, processing and preserving the Public Records Collection at the Tuvalu National Library and Archives (TNLA). This will be our first project in Tuvalu and we … Continue reading

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The Octopus- A Fijian Legend

Our next legend comes from Fiji and was taken from the book Folktales of the South Pacific. Animal stories were very popular throughout the Pacific Islands. They were often stories about animal ancestors of the people and their extraordinary deeds. … Continue reading

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Traditional Celebrations for Yap Day

I recently came across some news from Yap in Micronesia that I would like to share. During the first week of March is when Yap Day is celebrated throughout the Micronesian country. In Yap the modern world exists alongside the traditional world. … Continue reading

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Rarotonga Primary School to Keep Culture Alive

I recently came upon an article from the Cook Islands News about how the Takitumu Primary School on Rarotonga, Cook Islands is focusing this year on Maori language and keeping the culture and tradition of the Cook Islands alive. Believe it or … Continue reading

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Sirene, the Mermaid

This legend comes to us from the island of Guam. The story was found in the book, Legends of Micronesia. It is about a girl who just wants to spend her day swimming much to her mother’s chagrin. Enjoy the … Continue reading

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100+ Cultural Items Returned to Fiji

A couple of weeks ago Radio New Zealand reported that  New Zealand’s Department of Conservation will repatriate to Fiji more than 100 cultural items from the country which have been seized over the past 15 years. The items, all tabua– the … Continue reading

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