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Asian American/Pacific Islander Communities and Mental He

The infographic below shows disconcerting information that does not just show many Asian American/Pacific Islanders Communities have diagnosable mental illnesses, but it also “shows” what little has been done to educate and treat mental illness in various Asian American/Pacific Island communities. 39 more words

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4th of July Thoughts

So Independence Day in the U.S. was yesterday, and I decided to make a post on instagram that I usually wouldn’t publish. You can see/read below: 560 more words


Rambling (PI Writing Edition)

When I decided to attend university at Oahu and pursue a degree in Pacific Islands Studies, I have never been more happy and proud of myself. 523 more words


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



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

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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

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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

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