Did you know? Land is fundamental to the identity and way of life of indigenous Pacific islanders

Land is fundamental to the identity and way of life of indigenous Pacific islanders. For many indigenous peoples, land relates to all aspects of existence – culturally, spirituality, language, law, family and identity.

Did you know? Similar to other parts of the Pacific, Kanak cultural communities live in tribes that are governed by a Chiefly system

Did you know? Samoan culture is rich with traditions and is guided by the principle of Fa’a Samoa or “The Samoan Way”

Samoan culture is rich with traditions and is guided by the principle of Fa’a Samoa or “The Samoan Way”. Three main pillars of Fa’a Samoa are chiefs (matai), family or community (aiga), and the church. Music, dance, tattooing and storytelling are also…

Did you know? The Pacific ocean unites, connects & sustains us

The Pacific ocean unites, connects & sustains us. The sea & her bounty nurtures our people & for generations, we have observed & respected its mana, sharing what we have learned from our ancestors with our children. The Pacific Ocean is…

New project to enhance cultural and creative industries in the Pacific

A new project aimed at increasing capacity and sustainability of cultural and creative industry initiatives in national economies has been recently launched by the African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) – European Union Programme.

Cultural Etiquette in the Pacific

  This blog originally appeared on the Griffith Asia Institute website, it has been reposted here with permission.   

A reawakening of cultures

A reawakening of cultures   By SAMANTHA RINA

New publication highlights the unique cultural etiquette of the Pacific

First published in 2005, Cultural Etiquette in the Pacific is an introductory guide to the diverse array of cultural knowledge and practices found throughout the 26 countries that SPC serves in the Pacific region. This new and revised second edition,…

New Dates Announced for FestPAC Hawai'i in 2024

New dates have been set for the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture (FestPAC) that will now be held on June 6-16, 2024. The announcement by the Pacific Community (SPC), as the custodian of FestPAC, and Hawaiʻi, the host, follows a decision by the…

Ministers at 29th Council of Pacific Arts and Culture meeting set priorities for post-2020 strategy, call for increased investment and integration

Representatives from 15 Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) gathered in Hawaii last week for the 29th Meeting of the Council of Pacific Arts and Culture (CPAC). Participants reviewed the work of the Council, and engaged in working sessions…
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