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Mr. Moonlight Book Signing Event

Although I added the book signing event on the ICAS Facebook page, I wanted to make sure that I share it on this page as well. The Fall releases of Dockside Sailing Press books will be exclusively featured at Lido … Continue reading

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Maretu and the Sea Urchins

Lately I have been posting a lot about the Cook Islands mostly because of my book, Mr. Moonlight of the South Seas (publishded by Dockside Sailing Press), which has a Polynesian backdrop especially in the Cook Islands. So I thought I would share … Continue reading

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Cook Islands National Cultural Policy

I am pleased to announce that the Cook Islands Ministry of Cultural Development has published the first National Cultural Policy. According to the policy makers, “The policy is an attempt to redeem ourselves and our identity and to recognize the … Continue reading

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Preserving Traditional Values

Last month I came across an article on the Cook Islands News that I’ve been meaning to share. At the recent Koutu Nui conference, a New Zealand visitor spoke strongly about the rights of indigenous people and her own efforts … Continue reading

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Polynesians Celebrated Annually in the U.S.

I just recently learned from the Cook Islands News that the U.S. Congress has designated the month of May as “Asian-Pacific Islander” month in the United States and a profusion of festivals venerating Polynesian culture can be experienced wherever there is … Continue reading

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New Book- Mr. Moonlight of the South Seas

I would just like to take this opportunity to bring to your attention an adventurous and informative new book with a Polynesian backdrop titled Mr. Moonlight of the South Seas: The Extraordinary Life of Robert Dean Frisbie. The book is written by … Continue reading

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UNESCO World Heritage Site Links Polynesia

Radio New Zealand posted an article about Paul Tapsell, a Māori, Pacific and indigenous studies professor at Otago University, who stated that the newest world heritage site in the Pacific links all of Polynesia. UNESCO accepted the bid for Taputapuatea marae at Opoa … Continue reading

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