Video & Audio

Wed
02
Aug

Celebrating 50 Years Of The Peace Corps In Samoa

 

To celebrate 50 years of Peace Corps in Samoa, the programme developed a series of legacy videos to share the stories of the impact left behind by volunteers. The first video shows how tattooing in Samoa changed forever with the arrival of the volunteers. Video: Peace Corps.

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Mon
10
Jul

Hawai‘i Sen Glenn Wakai Talks About His Outreach To Micronesia

 

Hawai‘i Senator Glenn Wakai joins Pod Squad host Chad Blair to talk about his special relationship with the Republic of Palau, how he views the ongoing assimilation of Micronesian immigrants in Hawai‘i. 

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Mon
05
Jun

Red Cross Calls On PNG Officials To Do More To Stop Tribal Fighting

 

There are growing calls in Papua New Guinea for officials to put the issue of tribal fighting on the agenda, amid warnings the humanitarian and economic costs are damaging the country's ability to develop. Thousands of people, particularly in the country's mountainous highlands, are displaced from their homes each year as a result of violence breaking out between different tribal groups. Both humanitarian groups and locals themselves say the situation has become more dangerous in recent years, with high-powered weapons taking over from traditional bows and arrows.

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Wed
03
May

Brother, Sister Duo From FSM Win World Tuna Day Art And Talent Quest

 

A brother and sister duo from the FSM impressed judges in a recent art contest with a powerful message calling for conservation and unification across Oceania. “Now is the time to go hand in hand, we must come together as one; protecting our tuna,” Raychel and Richard Narruhn exclaim in their video submission to the PNA World Tuna Day Art and Talent Quest. “We are one people. We share a common source.”

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Thu
13
Apr

Pacific Islands Films Shown Recently In Honolulu

 

Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) following its mandate of increasing awareness and appreciation of Asia and the Pacific included several island films in their Spring schedule.

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Tue
14
Mar

Grappling With The Bomb: Britain’s Nuclear Testing In Kiribati

 

Under Operation Grapple, the United Kingdom conducted nine atmospheric nuclear tests in 1957-8 in the British Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony - today, the Republic of Kiribati. Nearly 14,000 British, New Zealand and Fijian military personnel staffed the nuclear test sites on Christmas Island (Kiritimati) and Malden Island, supported by dozens of Gilbertese labourers and two English women from the Women’s Voluntary Service. In this seminar, Nic Maclellan presents research drawn from his forthcoming book “Grappling with the Bomb” (ANU Press), based on archival research and interviews with nuclear survivors in Fiji, New Zealand and Kiribati.

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Thu
09
Mar

Climate Change, Oceanic Sovereignties and Maritime Economies in the Pacific

 

In the 21st century, Pacific views of the great ocean as generative and supportive of regionally specific ways of human existence are challenged as the tables are turned: for the islanders of Oceania at large, oncoming effects of global climate change are transforming the life-giving ocean into a threat. 

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Mon
06
Mar

Suicide in Micronesia: A New Twist to an Old Problem

 

Micronesia has shown escalating rates of suicide since the late 1960s. The suicide epidemic was sometimes attributed to changes in island social organization driven by rapid modernization. During the past year, a research team directed by the speaker gathered new data on suicide in FSM, completing a database documenting a full 50 years of suicide rates on the islands. 

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Mon
06
Mar

(Un)Common Destinies: A New Caledonia Roundtable

 

A roundtable discussion about issues in New Caledonia, the first of it's kind on the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa campus.

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Tue
21
Feb

Vanuatu Musical Group Wins 2016 Pacific Song Contest

 

Entering its fifth year with 17 songs from nine countries the Pacific Song Competition (PSC) was a true representation of Asia-Pacific’s diversity of song and culture. PSC welcomes countries around the Pacific Ocean, from New Zealand and Australia in the south-west, up to Russia and Canada in the north and down to Ecuador and Chile in the south-east. The aim of the competition is to give musicians and performers a world stage that they might otherwise, not be able to attain. The PSC final series takes place by Web-stream on a virtual stadium with the final in November each year. PSC allows anyone to enter the competition. There is no cost involved to enter.

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