Monthly Archives: August 2021

Tokoroa’s Cook Islands Women Celebrated in New Book

A couple of weeks ago Radio New Zealand posted an article about the launching of a new book that detailed the lives of 12 Cook Islands women in Tokoroa, New Zealand, which coincided with Cook Islands Language Week. Te Kinakina: E … Continue reading

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Weaving a Net(work) of Care for Oceania Collections

        Here’s a call for Pacific Islanders working in cultural heritage organizations to participate in a program sponsored by the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Museum Institute… Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Native … Continue reading

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Restoring Women’s Weaving in Post-Disaster Vanuatu

The ICH Courier Online (Intellectual Cultural Heritage) recently posted an interesting article about the Pandanus Bank blong Mi program in Vanuatu to support resilience building, peacebuilding, and safeguarding of the ICH of displaced Ambaean weavers and artists. In April 2017, … Continue reading

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Canoe Constructed on Hawaii Used for Education

The Hawaii Tribune Herald recently ran an article written by Laura Ruminski about how the villages of La‘i‘opua last month celebrated the first educational canoe constructed on Hawaii Island in almost three decades. Community members and cultural practitioners on July … Continue reading

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Empowering Young Girls Through Music in Tonga

A Young Girls Music Festival to encourage young talents in music was held on August 6 in Nuku’alofa, Tonga. Hosted by Talitha Project the festival had around 100 adolescent girls taking part from various schools and groups from throughout Tongatapu … Continue reading

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Pacific Islands Forum Turns 50

The Pacific Islands Forum is the region’s premier political and economic policy organization. Founded in 1971, it comprises 18 members: Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New … Continue reading

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Marquesas Islands’ UNESCO Heritage Bid

Last week the French president Emmanuel Macron said he will endorse a bid by French Polynesia’s Marquesas Islands to become a UNESCO World Heritage site. The archipelago has been lobbying for years to be part of France’s UNESCO heritage. Making … Continue reading

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