We Are Oceania Center opens on Oahu

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Aug 272015
 

In song and spirit, we join UH Hilo alum, Mrs. Josie Howard and her colleagues at the Partners in Development Foundation (PIDF) in the Grand Opening of the first We Are Oceania Micronesian one-stop Center located at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Honolulu. Please join us in singing our unity anthem, “We Are Oceania,” to build solidarity with the We Are Oceania movement. Our song is inspired by the strength of our Pacific Island ancestors, hopes of our elders, and the dreams of all Pacific Islander youth in Hawaii to live with pride, peace, and harmony. We are one people, many cultures, one ocean, many islands.

We Are Oceania

We are one people, many cultures
We are one ocean, many islands
We wish no other home than ours.

Our differences enrich us,
Our islands sustain us,
Our ocean binds us together.

Having displaced no one, we welcome you,
Having been divided, we seek unity,
Having been ruled, we seek freedom.

Together, we renew,
Our hearts with love,
Together, we renew,
Our minds and souls,
To be ourselves,
To live in harmony.

Gratitude…

Students: John Alokoa, Joseph Anastacio, Bonaventura Ayin, Aku Costa, Axel Defngin, Buster Fritz, Joshua, Joctan Lopes, Erbiland Mandira, Calvin Myazoe, Fagalima Paleafei, Peter Ramofolo, Bill Yang…representing Chuuk, Kosrae, Marshall Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Yap, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia

Arrangement & Music: Buster Fritz

Advisor: Vidalino Raatior

Collaborators: Pacific Islander Student Center at UH Hilo, Pacific Students Media

Nov 242014
 
wall-of-inspiration

Photo of four UH Hilo alum speaking at the Pacific Islander Youth Career Day at UH Hilo. L-R: Tulpe Insinyot (Kosrae), Andrew Polloi (Palau), Micaela Lewis Aizawa (Chuuk), Jermy Uowolo (Yap). Photo courtesy Pacific Students Media Team.

The Pacific Islander Student Center (PISC) at UH Hilo is embarking on a project to create a Wall of Inspiration of the names and information of UH Hilo alumni from throughout the Pacific Islands. Coordinated by a new Inspiration Team led by Summer Saunders from Palau and Jacob Kom from Chuuk, the goal is to transform the walls of the Center into a living testimony to those who have navigated successfully as Vulcans and have become contributing members of our respective Pacific Island nations and entities including the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI),  Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Guam, Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), Republic of Palau (ROP), Samoa, Tonga, etc. Our hope is to inspire current and future Vulcans of Pacific Island ethnicities to follow in the paths of success guided by the many who have graced the ground of UH Hilo. Continue reading »

The Pacific Islander Student Center (PISC) at UH Hilo

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Jul 222015
 

Welcome to the Pacific Islander Student Center (PISC), the “home away from home” for students at UH Hilo from the Pacific Island regions Samoa, RMI, FSM, Palau, Guam, CNMI, as well as students of Pacific islander ethnicities who are US citizens, US nationals, or permanent residents who grew up outside of the islands. We have a team that oversees the services, programs, and resources to facilitate your success. We hope to see you at any of our upcoming events.

http://hilo.hawaii.edu/pisc/

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Wa’ab Student Organization Performances at Julian Taifmai’s Cultural Rejuvenation 2015

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Jul 172015
 

0:55 Gamel
17:25 Yalfath

Pacific Students Media presents…

Wa’ab Student Organization (WSO) performing Gamel (Yapese Stick Dance), and Yalfath (Yapese Men’s Dance) at Julian Yaifmai’s Cultural Rejuvenation 2015 at Wow Wow Park, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

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February 28, 2015