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About islandculturearchivalsupport

Island Culture Archival Support (ICAS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of records pertaining to the cultural identity of island peoples in Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia whose national and public archives, libraries, cultural centers, and business organizations are underprivileged, underfunded, and understaffed. The specific purpose for which this nonprofit corporation was formed is to support the needs of these South Pacific cultural heritage institutions by helping to preserve and make accessible records created for business, accountability or cultural purposes. The organization will endeavor to add value by providing resources or volunteers to advise, train, and work among island residents to support their efforts in building their future and preserving their collective memory through the use of modern archival techniques.

Custodians of PNG World Heritage Site to Revive Area

The Kuk World Heritage site in Western Highlands in Papua New Guinea (PNG) was launched this past June after ten years of struggling to revive the historical site. The Kawelka tribe, who are the custodians of the land on which … Continue reading

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New World War II Museum Website Launched in Vanuatu

The Vanuatu Daily Post reported that after months of development, the South Pacific World War II Museum in Vanuatu is proud to announce the unveiling of its official website. “This is a very exciting time for us and is the culmination of … Continue reading

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The Eruption of Pele’s Anger

The Goddess Pele is a Hawaiian volcano and fire goddess. She is known as the goddess who shapes the sacred land. Pele is the volcano, the expression and embodiment of divine creative power. She is the Flame of Passion and … Continue reading

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Protection for Land and Culture in American Samoa

The Samoan News recently reported an intriguing article stating that American Samoans prefer the compromise that limits enforcement of the United States Constitution’s equal protection clause to limit the risk to Samoan lands, according to Tapaau Aga, Executive Director of the … Continue reading

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CNMI Museum Receives Funding for Repairs

The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Museum received $105,000 from the Saipan and Northern Islands Legislative Delegation and from the Marianas Visitors Authority (MVA) for the repair of the museum building, new museum director Danny Aquino said. Lawmakers appropriated … Continue reading

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Weaving Festival on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

The Solomon Star published an interesting article about a unique festival that took place at Lela Beach in the Kakabona area, West of Honiara this past week. The festival is the first of its kind and is the result of a massive … Continue reading

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Freedom of Information Law in Samoa

About a month ago the Samoa Observer ran an article written by Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu about the status of the Freedom of Information Law in Samoa. The Samoa Law Reform Commission (S.L.R.C.) is looking at the need for a Freedom of Information … Continue reading

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