Monthly Archives: June 2018

The Rally to Reawaken the Language of Rotuma

Last month an interesting article written by Radio New Zealand (RNZ) Pacific Journalist, Sara Vui-Talitu, was published on the RNZ Website. The article was about the efforts to revitalize the culture and language of Rotuma. I find articles such as this … Continue reading

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Tonga’s Heilala Festival 2018

The Heilala Festival in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, for 2018 will run from June 25 to July 6. This is an annual event celebrating the King’s birthday through various shows and events. One of the highlights being the Miss Heilala beauty pageant, where by contestants from … Continue reading

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Homecoming: A Film About Pukapuka Update

It has been awhile since I’ve provided you with an update about the documentary film Homecoming: A Film About Pukapuka. A couple of weeks ago I did receive the latest information regarding the project that I’d like to share with … Continue reading

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Island Time Updates

I’d like to this time to quickly share with you a few updates. There was a lot going on over the past few months. First, I’d like to congratulate my colleagues at the National Archives of Solomon Islands and the … Continue reading

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Pacific Indigenous Data Use

A couple of interesting articles were published by Radio New Zealand regarding indigenous data use throughout the Pacific Islands. First, a data sovereignty expert has warned Pacific people to be mindful of how companies could use indigenous data to profit. Keoni … Continue reading

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International Archives Day 2018

It’s that time year again to celebrate International Archives Day (IAD)- June 9, 2018. Here’s the official announcement from the International Council on Archives (ICA) President, David Fricker: As you noticed, the theme of this year’s event is “Archives: Governance, Memory … Continue reading

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Polynesian Navigators Want to Create a Better Environment

Radio New Zealand ran an interesting article about a meeting of Polynesian navigators to discuss the environment. For the first time about twenty-five traditional Polynesian voyaging leaders gathered to examine how they can work towards creating a better environmental balance. … Continue reading

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