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Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture 2020

It’s coming- the grandest Pacific Islands festival of all is coming in 2020.  I can’t believe that it was been four years since I reported on the last festival when it was held in Guam in 2016.  The theme in … Continue reading

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The Need for a Pacific Cultural Center

I’ve been meaning to share an article written by Jessie Chiang, a reporter for Radio New Zealand, about how Pacific leaders have become tired of waiting for a cultural center in New Zealand and are calling on Auckland Council to … Continue reading

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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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