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My Pasifika Story

A few days ago I posted a fun/personal challenge for fellow Pacific Islanders.  I am so shocked that many PIs have done it! It’s been amazing to read all the different stories and I hope more come along the way.  1,567 more words


Get Your First Look at Disney's Moana

Even though the movie is more than a year away, we cannot contain our excitement for Moana, the newest addition to Disney’s iconic princesses. Set for a Thanksgiving 2016 release, the movie will star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the demigod Maui and 14-year old newcomer Auli’i Cravalho has been tapped to play the titular Princess Moana. 455 more words


There Are Many

“There is not one Pacific
There are many
From the solid slops of Mount Hagen
and  Porgera’s wealth in the west
To the Pearl locked islets… 167 more words


He Māʻona Moku: A Satisfaction with the Land

He māʻona moku.
A satisfaction with the land.
Said of a person who is contented with what he/she has.
(Pūkuʻi, 1983, p. 88)

“Is it because we have become so bitter that our people now crave so much sweetness?”

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Advocate talks about heritage of Pacific Islanders in Utah

Jacob Fitisemanu, advocate for Utah the Utah Pacific Islander community, was in studio to talk about the history of Pacific Islanders in Utah.

Watch the full interview in the video above. 14 more words


On Cameron Crowe's Aloha and Indigenous Pacific Films We Actually Recommend

By Hinemoana of Turtle Island: Lani Teves, Liza Keanuenueokalani Williams, Maile Arvin,  Fuifuilupe Niumetolu, Natalee Kēhaulani Bauer, and Kēhaulani Vaughn

(Note: In this piece we use Native Hawaiian, Hawaiian, Kanaka Maoli and Maoli interchangeably to refer to the Indigenous people of Hawaiʻi. 4,237 more words

President of Vanuatu's personal story of the bombing of Rainbow Warrior

In June 1985 (30 years ago) Rainbow Warrior 1 called in Port Vila, Vanuatu. The crew prepared a banner there. It read ‘Nuclear Free Pacific’ and Charles Rara joined the expedition. 106 more words