Monthly Archives: April 2019

UNESCO Inscription bid for Polynesia Tattooing

Speaking of Polynesia Tattoos… More news about Polynesian Tattooing came about this past week on Radio New Zealand. An article stated that there was an outcry in French Polynesia over a reported bid by a French politician keen to inscribe Polynesian … Continue reading

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Disaster Relief Fund- International Council on Archives

Below is another informative article from the latest issue of the International Council on Archives’ Flash Newsletter that I would like to share especially to all my  colleagues who safeguard cultural heritage throughout the Pacific Islands and the world. It was … Continue reading

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Preserving Archives at Risk

Last week the latest issue of the International Council on Archives (ICA) Flash newsletter was published. There was a very interesting article titled, “Current Issues in Archives: Preserving Archives at Risk” that I would like to share, especially to all those … Continue reading

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American Samoan Dance Group Celebrates 20 Years

Le Taupou Manaia (LTM) is a recognized name in entertainment not just in American Samoa, but Samoa, New Zealand, Hawaii and parts of the US where the group has toured. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Le Tapupou Manaia who celebrated … Continue reading

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The ‘Ori Tahiti

Late last year French Polynesia had advanced its bid to make the ‘ori tahiti traditional dance part of UNESCO’s world heritage. A government delegation has visited Paris for talks with the French culture ministry, which is to vet and support the … Continue reading

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Lizard and Crocodile

Have you ever wondered how crocodiles and dolphins came to be? Well in Papua New Guinea there’s a legend that will tell us, as well as it will tell us how the two became enemies. The legend can be found … Continue reading

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Lei of Peace

Last week a very interesting and poignant article was written by Tom Furley for Radio New Zealand about how a Hawaiian delegation had gifted a mile-long lei to the city of Christchurch in the wake of the terrorist attack. Almost 8000 kilometers … Continue reading

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