Monthly Archives: August 2017

ToKanao- The First Coconut in PNG

Keeping with our tradition of how the coconut tree came to the South Seas islands, here is an interesting legend about how the first coconut came to the be in Papua New Guinea. The story can be found in the … Continue reading

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EU Supports Traditional Knowledge for Adaption of Climate Change

The Fiji Times Online recently published an article about how the European Union (EU) supports Pacific Islands’ traditional knowledge as a solution, adaptation and mitigation measure for climate change. In an interview with this newspaper, EU Head of Infrastructure and Natural … Continue reading

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Custodians of PNG World Heritage Site to Revive Area

The Kuk World Heritage site in Western Highlands in Papua New Guinea (PNG) was launched this past June after ten years of struggling to revive the historical site. The Kawelka tribe, who are the custodians of the land on which … Continue reading

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New World War II Museum Website Launched in Vanuatu

The Vanuatu Daily Post reported that after months of development, the South Pacific World War II Museum in Vanuatu is proud to announce the unveiling of its official website. “This is a very exciting time for us and is the culmination of … Continue reading

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The Eruption of Pele’s Anger

The Goddess Pele is a Hawaiian volcano and fire goddess. She is known as the goddess who shapes the sacred land. Pele is the volcano, the expression and embodiment of divine creative power. She is the Flame of Passion and … Continue reading

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Protection for Land and Culture in American Samoa

The Samoan News recently reported an intriguing article stating that American Samoans prefer the compromise that limits enforcement of the United States Constitution’s equal protection clause to limit the risk to Samoan lands, according to Tapaau Aga, Executive Director of the … Continue reading

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CNMI Museum Receives Funding for Repairs

The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Museum received $105,000 from the Saipan and Northern Islands Legislative Delegation and from the Marianas Visitors Authority (MVA) for the repair of the museum building, new museum director Danny Aquino said. Lawmakers appropriated … Continue reading

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