Monthly Archives: November 2019

Encouraging Traditional Weaving in Vanuatu

The Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Industry in Vanuatu has called on provincial governments nation-wide to encourage women and girls to weave ‘Made in Vanuatu’ products. The ministry said instead of buying Chinese products to sell to tourists, locally woven … Continue reading

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New Exhibition- Fiji: Art & Life in the Pacific

A new art exhibit is slated to open at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) next month. The exhibition, Fiji: Art & Life in the Pacific, is organized by the Sainsbury Centre and Sainsbury Research Unit at the University of … Continue reading

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Saving the Endangered Languages in Fiji

Last month Radio New Zealand ran an article about a Fijian academic is calling for the recruitment and training of indigenous language activists to save the country’s vernacular languages. Professor Raman Subramani, of the University of Fiji, warns the indigenous iTaukei … Continue reading

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America Samoa’s 2019 Archives Month

James Hemphill of the Samoa News recently reported that the American Samoa Government Dept. of Adm. Services Office of Archives and Records Management employees and the general public helped contribute towards several activities last month during the annual “American Samoa Archives … Continue reading

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The Need for Pacific Voices

The University of the South Pacific’s director at the Oceania Center, Frances Koya-Vaka’uta believes an indigenous Pacific view risks being lost among a global series of ocean science meetings. The Pacific is the first region to host the series of … Continue reading

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ICA/PARBICA Conference 2019 Report

Below is a portion of my report from attending the 2019 ICA/ PARBICA Conference in Adelaide, Australia. The full report will become available soon on our Website. A big thanks to FIDA, PARBICA and ICA who made this event quite … Continue reading

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New Art Installation Tells Tokelauan Story

Since I don’t hear a lot about the island nation of Tokelau, I’d like to share another interesting story that was written by journalist Dominic Godfrey for Radio New Zealand. It is about how in the late 1800s, Tokelau’s population plummeted … Continue reading

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