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Culture as a Foundation for Pacific Development

An interesting article written by By Dr. APISALOME MOVONO and Dr. REGINA SCHEYVENS appeared in the Solomon Times about how Pacific communities have been able to turn to traditional culture and customary systems in order to support livelihoods and wellbeing … Continue reading

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Strengthening Palauan Culture

Recently the Island Times Palau posted an interesting article written by Leilani Reklai about how Johnson Toribiong, former President and former chief Ngiraked of Airai, called upon the traditional chiefs of Palau to strengthen their positions and titles as traditional … Continue reading

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Pacific Ocean Legacy

I came across another opinion editorial written by Robert Richmond who is a Research Professor and Director of the Kewalo Marine Laboratory of the University of Hawaii. He is also a Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation, Aldo Leopold Fellow in … Continue reading

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Understanding the World of Fa’a Samoa Through Lauga

Radio New Zealand Pacific Journalist, Susana Suisuiki, recently wrote an interesting piece about Sāmoan oratory, lāuga, which is performed at formal and ceremonial gatherings. It is an integral part of the Sāmoan cultural and political landscape. It is ubiquitous, found … Continue reading

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Fund for Marshallese Women Entrepreneurs

Radio New Zealand Pacific correspondent, Giff Johnson, wrote an article last month about how a recently launched Taiwan-funded small loan program for Marshall Islands women entrepreneurs has issued over US$200,000 in its first four months of operation. The Kora Fund … Continue reading

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The Pacific People Are People of the Moana

Here is an opinion piece that I believe is worth sharing. It is written by Sefanaia Nawadra, Director-General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), who said, “The Pacific people are people of the moana. Our Ocean … Continue reading

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International Archives Week 2022

Be part of the fourth International Archives Week #IAW2022, which kicks off on Monday! During #IAW2022, the International Council on Archives will offer a full program of webinars and an interactive map to show the world why and how #ArchivesAreYou. … Continue reading

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Samoa’s 60th Anniversary of Independence

Reporter, Aden Miles Morunga, wrote an article for Radio New Zealand about Samoa who are celebrating their 60th Anniversary of Independence.  When Samoan matai Lelevaga Fa’amanū Lā’ulu speaks of his cherished home, his words resonate with immense pride. His pride … Continue reading

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Celebrating Wantok Musik’s 21st Anniversary

The Vanuatu Daily Post recently ran an article about the Not-for-profit organization and record label, Wantok Musik, celebrating their 21st anniversary with Wantok Musik Vol. 3, the third compilation released by the label which represents a diverse range of First … Continue reading

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CHamoru Voices Encourage Younger Generations

Journalist, Janessa Quitano of the Pacific Daily News recently wrote an article about how Serafin Tedtaotao, age 26, said it is up to the younger generations to keep the CHamoru culture alive. Tedtaotao brought his four nephews to a new … Continue reading

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