Monthly Archives: February 2018

Traditional Samoan Mats Empower Unemployed Women

A young leader in Samoa has been recognized for her work using traditional Samoan mat weaving or fala masi to empower unemployed women. Petronilla Molio’o Mataeliga, who’s from the village of Faleapuna, is Samoa’s 2018 winner of the Queen’s Young Leaders award. … Continue reading

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ICAS 2017 Annual Report

For those of you who are interested, the 2017 ICAS Annual Report is now available to review on our Website. You can access the report, as well as previous annual reports, by simply clicking here.  Some of the highlights from … Continue reading

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Traditional Pacific Storytelling in New Zealand

A couple of months ago I came across an interesting article on the Radio New Zealand Website that was written by Sela Jane Hopgood. It was about sharing traditional Pacific stories throughout New Zealand where a large population of Pacific … Continue reading

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Melanesian Arts Festival Committee Resumes Planning

Mark your calendar! Solomon Islands will host the 6th Melanesian Arts and Culture Festival (MACFest) from July 1 to 10, 2018 on the theme “Past Recollections; Future Connections.”  The event is programmed to coincide with the country’s 40th Independence Anniversary. … Continue reading

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USP Turns 50

I’ve done a lot of volunteer work at the University of South Pacific (USP) over the past several years particularly with the Media Center Archives. I’m proud to announce that the school has a series of events earmarked for the … Continue reading

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