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Canoe arrival ceremony that kicked off the Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture in June. Photo credit: Dan Lin, Nia Tero

July 11, 2024

Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture Celebrates Unity and Diversity of Cultures

Nancy Kelsey

Coming from throughout the Pacific Islands, thousands gathered in June for the 2024 Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture held in Hawai’i.

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The Rapa Nui delegation performs on the main stage in front of a packed audience at the 2024 Festival of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawai'i. Photo by Hill Ossip / Nia Tero.

June 24, 2024

Recent Celebration of Pacific Arts and Culture Is a Call for Indigenous Guardianship

‘Aulani Wilhelm and Brenda Toineeta Pipestem*

FestPAC demonstrated the intrinsic relationship between people and place, reminding us that nature and culture are intertwined.

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Researcher Chanel Sam and local village partner Japanesei Lalep help identify tree species recorded during forest surveys in the island of Tanna, Vanuatu.

May 16, 2024

Indigenous Guardianship Contributed to Pacific Island’s Forest Recovery After Cyclone, Study Finds

The remarkable case of Vanuatu serves as a powerful example of the vital role of customary land practices in protecting biodiversity, to be remembered on International Day for Biological Diversity.

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Sepik Peoples rowing on a boat along the Sepik River.

March 4, 2024

Part II: The Fight for Free, Prior and Informed Consent for the Indigenous Peoples along the Sepik River

Nancy Kelsey

This article is the second in a two-part series about the years-long battle faced by the Sepik Peoples to halt the construction of a gold and copper mine on the Frieda River, an upper tributary of the Sepik River.

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View of a home on the sepik river

March 4, 2024

Part I: The Sepik Peoples' years-long battle to halt mining along the Frieda River in Papua New Guinea

Nancy Kelsey

This article is the first in a two-part series about the years-long battle faced by the Sepik Peoples to halt the construction of a gold and copper mine on the Frieda River, an upper tributary of the Sepik River.

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Indigenous woman surfing on big wave

March 30, 2022

Spotlight: Beyond the Narrative - The Perfect Wave with Hannah Bennett

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In this spotlight, listen to Nia Tero Storytelling Fellow Fenton Lutunatabua's Beyond the Narrative interview with professional surfer Hannah Bennett (Rotuman, based in Fiji) to learn about the connection between surfing and stewardship of oceans.

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