East Kwaio now graces international web pages

By Alfred Sasako THE name East Kwaio carries a stigma in Solomon Islands. Despite its rich cultural roots and unique way of preserving their way of living over many years, not many people appreciate the...

Ijo Maringi Festival 2018 opens in traditional marvel

BY ALFRED PAFEPITU GIZO IT’S always bigger, better and amazing than the last. This goes for the Ijo Maringi Festival 2018, which opened in Saeragi village, west Gizo on Friday last week. Hundreds of people within Gizo,...

Traditional knowledge good for environment  

BY GEORGINA KEKEA TRADITIONAL skills and knowledge are now considered endangered with only a small group of people still practising ancient wayfinding methods. In the easternmost of Solomon Islands lies Taumako. Occasionally called the Wilson Islands,...

Paiwan tribe showcase traditional costume MACFest

BY LYNTON AARON FILIA  PAIWAN tribe from the Republic of China (Taiwan) during the 6th Melanesian Arts and Cultural Festival showcased a tradition costume made from tree bark. The costume is one of the cultural identities...

6th MACFest paves another pathway for future connections

BY LYNTON AARON FILIA  THE 6th Melanesian Arts and Cultural Festival 2018 are believed to foster another pathway for future connection as reflected in the theme - “Past Recollection, Future Connections”, Acting Prime Minister Manasseh...

Success of MACFest masks undercurrent of dissatisfaction

By Alfred Sasako AS the veil of success of the two-week Melanesian Arts and Cultural Festival (MACFEST) lifted, undercurrents of dissatisfaction by some local artists have begun to emerge. And one member of the Arts Association...

Taiwan culture encounters transformation

BY LYNTON AARON FILIA   OTHER people occupying Taiwan are transforming its culture and tradition, according to the Director General for Indigenous People Cultural Development Centre, Council of Indigenous People in Taiwan. Mr Tseng Chih Yung said...

Duff Islanders champion people-to-people diplomacy in Taiwan

A group of five Duff Islanders of Temotu Province have recreated history by successfully linking their canoe making and sailing traditional knowledge, technology and skills with Fara’ngaw Tribal Nations of Amis ethnic group in...

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