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Traditional Canoes in CNMI

The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) forms a chain of 14 volcanic islands: Agrihan, Alamagan, Anatahan, Asuncion, Farallon De Medinilla, Farallon De Pajaros (Uracas), Guguan, Maug (three islands), Pagan, Rota, Saipan, Sarigan and Tinian stretching over 375 miles north to south, with a land area of 181 square miles. There are three major inhabited islands, but … Continue reading

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Pacific Women Artists Balance Art and Family

A couple of months ago Radio New Zealand posted an article about Pacific women artists who work hard to balance their art and family life that I have been meaning to share… Pacific visual artist Janet Lilo is a mother … Continue reading

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Promoting Culture at Samoan Festival

Last week at the Samoa Nei Galo Festival, eight schools participated in contemporary dancing that told a story of Samoa’s struggle for freedom from slavery. Students representing the Saint Joseph’s College, Lepa/Lotofaga College, Paul VI College, Safata College, Aleipata College, Avele College, … Continue reading

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The Flying Taro- Hawaii

Here’s a short and sweet story from the Big Island of Hawaii. This one is fascinating because the stars of the story are plants and not an animal or person. The legend comes from the book Tales Told in Hawaii. … Continue reading

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Diverse Voices Come Together for Arts and Education in Fiji

A joint media release from Suva, Fiji, was recently announced about how the Government, civil society and members of the diplomatic corps came together to discuss Arts and Education at a Dialogue funded by the European Union. The event was … Continue reading

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Pacific Islands Chocolate

Although this will not be the most profound post on Pacific Islands culture, but one worth sharing nonetheless. I love chocolate and will inevitably seek it out during my travels throughout the region. Recently I came across some news and … Continue reading

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New Samoan Tales Book

A couple of months ago Deidre Tautua wrote an article for the Samoa Observer about a book launch of Volume Eight of Samoa Ne’i Galo, which was held at the Fale Samoa of the Ministry of Education Sports and Culture (M.E.S.C.). The book … Continue reading

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