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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.

Homecoming: A Film About Pukapuka Update

It has been awhile since I’ve provided you with an update about the documentary film Homecoming: A Film About Pukapuka. A couple of weeks ago I did receive the latest information regarding the project that I’d like to share with … Continue reading

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Island Time Updates

I’d like to this time to quickly share with you a few updates. There was a lot going on over the past few months. First, I’d like to congratulate my colleagues at the National Archives of Solomon Islands and the … Continue reading

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Pacific Indigenous Data Use

A couple of interesting articles were published by Radio New Zealand regarding indigenous data use throughout the Pacific Islands. First, a data sovereignty expert has warned Pacific people to be mindful of how companies could use indigenous data to profit. Keoni … Continue reading

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International Archives Day 2018

It’s that time year again to celebrate International Archives Day (IAD)- June 9, 2018. Here’s the official announcement from the International Council on Archives (ICA) President, David Fricker: As you noticed, the theme of this year’s event is “Archives: Governance, Memory … Continue reading

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Polynesian Navigators Want to Create a Better Environment

Radio New Zealand ran an interesting article about a meeting of Polynesian navigators to discuss the environment. For the first time about twenty-five traditional Polynesian voyaging leaders gathered to examine how they can work towards creating a better environmental balance. … Continue reading

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The Basket of Souls- Tokelau

Tokelau is an island territory of New Zealand, consisting of three atolls in the South Pacific Ocean and lies about one-half of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand. The three coral atolls are Fakaofo , Nukunonu, and Atafu and arranged in a southeast-to-northwest line. Each atoll consists of numerous islets. The … Continue reading

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Intangible Cultural Heritage in Vanuatu

The Vanuatu Daily Post reported how the Vanuatu Kaljarol Senta (VKS), or Vanuatu Cultural Center, is working with the International Training Center for Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) under United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to boost its stakeholder’s … Continue reading

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