Monthly Archives: March 2018

Keeping Chamorro Culture Alive

To keep the Chamorro culture intact, the Guam Preservation Trust hosted the Pacific Preservation Summit last month to educate and build on ways that they can keep the island culture and history alive. This inaugural summit was held in the … Continue reading

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Cook Islands National Culture Policy

Let’s keep to the theme of culture and look at current events going on in the Cook Islands and their new National Culture Policy initiated by the Ministry of Cultural Development (MOCD). The Cook Islands News reported that at this … Continue reading

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Defining Culture

The Fiji Times Online recently published an article about the definition of culture. It was written by Minakshi Maharaj who has taught at many schools including the Fiji National University and the Queensland Institute of Business and Technology. I thought … Continue reading

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The Culture of Easter Island

Although the small triangular island is only about 24.6 km (15.3 mi) long by 12.3 km (7.6 mi) at its widest point, Easter Island (known as Rapa Nui to its earliest inhabitants) is one of the most fascinating places on earth. The island boasts a … Continue reading

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Makemake and the Birds of Easter Island

The Birdman Ceremony took place every year at one of the most dramatic and beautiful places on Easter Island, known as Orongo. The purpose of the contest was to obtain the first egg of the season from the offshore islet Motu Nui. Contestants descended … Continue reading

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New Zealand Returns Ancestral Skulls to Rapa Nui

This week we will be focusing on Easter Island, which is a tiny island that covers 64 square miles in the South Pacific Ocean. It is located about 2,300 miles from Chile’s west coast and 2,500 miles east of Tahiti. … Continue reading

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Maori Culture Celebrated in Auckland

Speaking of festivals especially ones taking places in Auckland… the Auckland Tamaki Herenga Waka Festival was held on Auckland’s waterfront and harbor over the Auckland Anniversary Weekend, 27 to 29 January 2018.  The ICH Courier Online ran an article telling us … Continue reading

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