Monthly Archives: October 2020

“Losing Immortality”- Vanuatu

Today seems like a good day to post a new Pacific Islands legend. I haven’t posted one in awhile. This legend comes from Vanuatu and can be found in the book, To Kill a Bird with Two Stones by Jeremy MacClancy. … Continue reading

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10th Annual Guam International Film Festival

The tenth annual Guam International Film Festival (GIFF) is set to begin Saturday, November 7th, 2020 and will run every weekend through December 5th, 2020. This will be the first virtual version of the Festival which will stream live online … Continue reading

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Traditional Food Production- the Key to Sustainable Future

I came across an article on the Radio New Zealand site about an interesting, special event that took place last week. ‘Voices of Food Systems‘ was  an online conversation relay which started on Friday, October 16, as part of UN … Continue reading

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Regulating Tabua Export in Fiji

Radio New Zealand posted an interesting article about anyone who plans to take the traditional tabua, or whale’s tooth, out of Fiji will now be required to seek the government’s consent. A tabua is a polished tooth of a sperm … Continue reading

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New Drums in the Cook Islands

The Cook Islands News recently reported that a set of pates and pau (traditional drums) carved by Miimetua Simona and purchased by the Ministry of Culture were blessed last week. Drums are significant in any cultural Cook Islands dance show.  … Continue reading

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Engaging Fijians with Language and Culture

Radio New Zealand recently ran an article about how a Pacific community leader in New Zealand said while there’s been an increase in the local Fijian population he would like to hear more of them speaking the language. This week … Continue reading

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The Vaka Taumako Project- Solomon Islands

  The Vaka Taumako Project has recently announced that it has made a documentary titled, We, The Voyagers, which is represented in three parts: Part 1: We, The Voyagers: Our Vaka Part 2: We the Voyagers: Our Moana Part 3: … Continue reading

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Learning Traditional and Treasure Ways in Cook Islands

I found an interesting article in the Cook Islands Online News that was written by Katrina Tanirau about how there is no better place for future generations of Cook Islanders to learn about traditional cultural practices than at Highland Paradise … Continue reading

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