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The Pacific islanders who want to ban Islam

Source: The Independent

The leader of the Christian Church in Samoa has called for the country to bring in a blanket ban on Islam.Reverend Ma’auga Motu, secretary general of the Samoa Council of Churches, said the council was pressing the government to prohibit the religion on the Pacific island. 240 more words

Asia

THROUGH MY EYES: ‘HEROINE OF MY OWN WORLD’ BY LYNN PULOU-ALAIMALO

My frantic schedule as a tina (mother) compels certainty that I am a heroine of my own kind. A heroine of my own world. Not the mother who wakes up to the sound of birds in her garden with violin playing in the background. 630 more words

Pacific Islands

Presidential Proclamation -- Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2016

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are the fastest growing racial group in our country, growing over 4 times as rapidly as the population of the United States.  777 more words

Lia Chang

The Girl in the Moon Circle by Sia Figiel

This wonderful read shows the culture of Samoan life through the eyes of a young, Samoan girl— Samoana. She tells us what it is like to live in a small Pacific island with little access to technology and the outside world, in addition, about friends, family, violence, school, church, Samoan legends/myths, incest, taboo, and love. 833 more words

Book Review

An Interview with Ted Alexander (part five)

part five

We’ve spent the week sharing an interview I did with historian Ted Alexander, a thirty-year veteran of the National Park Service at Antietam National Battlefield. 731 more words

Memory

U.S. Census Bureau Responds To Adobo Chronicles' Story Reclassifying Filipinos As Pacific Islanders

WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – In a previous exclusive storyThe Adobo Chronicles reported that the U.S. Census Bureau was reclassifying Filipinos from ‘Asian’ to ‘Pacific Islander.’ 43 more words

International

"I Am Chamorro" Film Promotes Identity and Discovery

Tonight, my wife and I had the privilege to watch a newly released cultural documentary called I Am ChamorroAs I opened up the newly wrapped DVD case, I asked myself other than where I come from, is there anything else that marks me as a Chamorro?  911 more words

Chamorro