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Preserving Archives at Risk

Last week the latest issue of the International Council on Archives (ICA) Flash newsletter was published. There was a very interesting article titled, “Current Issues in Archives: Preserving Archives at Risk” that I would like to share, especially to all those … Continue reading

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American Samoan Dance Group Celebrates 20 Years

Le Taupou Manaia (LTM) is a recognized name in entertainment not just in American Samoa, but Samoa, New Zealand, Hawaii and parts of the US where the group has toured. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Le Tapupou Manaia who celebrated … Continue reading

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The ‘Ori Tahiti

Late last year French Polynesia had advanced its bid to make the ‘ori tahiti traditional dance part of UNESCO’s world heritage. A government delegation has visited Paris for talks with the French culture ministry, which is to vet and support the … Continue reading

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Lizard and Crocodile

Have you ever wondered how crocodiles and dolphins came to be? Well in Papua New Guinea there’s a legend that will tell us, as well as it will tell us how the two became enemies. The legend can be found … Continue reading

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Lei of Peace

Last week a very interesting and poignant article was written by Tom Furley for Radio New Zealand about how a Hawaiian delegation had gifted a mile-long lei to the city of Christchurch in the wake of the terrorist attack. Almost 8000 kilometers … Continue reading

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The Wallis and Futuna Language Academy

I don’t often write about the island nation of Wallis and Futuna, so when an article appeared on the Radio New Zealand Website about the country, I got really excited. Earlier this month it is was reported that an academy promoting … Continue reading

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Preventing Cultural Appropriation in PNG

Earlier this year Radio New Zealand ran an article about how a law reform was being considered by Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) police minister that would ensure local culture is protected from misappropriation. This occurred after widespread outcry against a Chinese clothing brand … Continue reading

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