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Indigenous Micronesian Authors Featured in Anthology

The Pacific Daily News ran an article about a new anthology book titled Indigenous Literatures from Micronesia, which was ten years in the making and features the voices of more than sixty-five indigenous Micronesian authors. It was published by the University of … Continue reading

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The Sweetheart of the Flower

This month’s legend comes to us from the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia. It tells us the story about how flowers close at night. The legend comes from the book Tales Told in Hawaii. Enjoy! The Sweetheart of the Flowers … Continue reading

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Ancient Stones Preserve History in Cook Islands

About a month ago the Cook Island News ran story about how the The Cook Islands National Museum received a unique set of ancient stone adze heads and pounders. The four large ancient stone adzes and two stone pounders were … Continue reading

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Tonga’s 2019 Festival Season

Last week there was an article written by Kalafi Moala for Radio New Zealand about how Tonga is celebrating its annual festival season, which runs through June and July, with some differences this year. This time is normally referred to as … Continue reading

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Samoan Band Proud to Promote Language

The sounds of Samoan band, Punialava’a, has been established for 50 years so far and are in the peak of their career.  They were recently the recipients of the  Lifetime Achievement Award, at the 2018 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards, recognizing their contribution … Continue reading

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Cultural Unity at Hawaiian Festival

This past May the Hawaiian Tribune Herald ran an article written by Elizabeth Pitts about how a fairly new festival brought together Hawaii with other Pacific and Asian cultures. The grounds of King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona hosted … Continue reading

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Language and Culture Classes for Rotuman Youths

A month ago journalist, Christine Rovoi, wrote an article for Radio New Zealand about how people people from the Fijian dependency of Rotuma living in New Zealand are trying hard to keep the language alive with classes and engaging in the second … Continue reading

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