North Pacific Women’s Action Program

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Apr 102016
 

The East-West Center’s Leadership Programs are currently accepting nominations for the 2016 North Pacific Women’s Action Program (WAPNP), hosted in partnership between the East-West Center and the New Zealand Consulate-General in Honolulu, Hawaii.  This program is open to women from the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands who are active in their communities and interested in creating and supporting positive local initiatives.

The North Pacific Women’s Action Program works with women to develop their ability to begin, support, and grow activities that address community needs and support community wellbeing. Through a three-day workshop, participants learn and practice approaches for informed effective action around important community issues. Ultimately, the program seeks to increase women’s participation in their communities and in local decision-making.

Nominations for this program are being accepted through May 1, 2016.  All completed nomination forms must be submitted to the PIWIL@eastwestcenter.org email account by close of business on that date (Honolulu).  Participants will be interviewed and selected by June 1st, 2016.  The three-day workshops will occur in late July or early August 2016, one each in Pohnpei (FSM) and Majuro (RMI).

Click here for more information: http://www.eastwestcenter.org/education/leadership-programs/north-pacific-womens-action-program

Saving Pacific Languages a Part of FestPac

 Honoring Our Cultures, Our Islands, Student Resources  Comments Off on Saving Pacific Languages a Part of FestPac
Apr 052016
 

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Kenneth Gofigan Kuper distinctly recalls being an 8-year-old boy adamantly rejecting the Chamorro language when spoken to by his grandmother.

“I would run around with my fingers plugging my ears or laughing and asking her to stop making those funny noises,” he says.

Click here to read more: http://www.guampdn.com/story/life/2016/03/31/indigenous-language-conference-part-festpac/82414754/

FestPac to Honor Tradition, Bravery of Ancestor Seafarers

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Mar 302016
 

Before daybreak on May 22, Guam’s seafaring group will paddle just offshore to welcome seafarers from Chuuk, Yap and Palau. The visitors will ask for permission and grace to land, and Guam’s representatives will welcome visitors with open arms.

Click here for more information: http://www.guampdn.com/story/life/2016/03/24/festpac-honor-tradition-bravery-ancestor-seafarers/82152088/

Yapese Manuel Mingingfel Wins Gold in 69kg Category, Australian Open International Weightlifting Tournament

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Mar 232016
 

Manuel Minginfel has done it again! Congratulations for winning gold in the 69kg category on March 19, 2016 in the Australian Open International Weightlifting Tournament (March 18-20, 2016) in Brisbane, Australia.

Click here for the official post and image by Yap Sports Council.

2016 Chinese Government Scholarship Program Was Announced At The Campus Of PICS High School-FSM

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Mar 172016
 

POHNPEI, FSM (Embassy of the PRC in the FSM, March 16, 2016) — 2016 Chinese Government Scholarship Program was announced on March 16th at the Campus of the PICS High School-FSM. Ambassador Li Jie and Principal of PICS High School, Kenio Frank attended.

Ambassador Li Jie made a remark on China Development and the bilateral relationship between China and FSM and donated some books and sports facilities to the school. There are over 300 students attended this presentation.

[The release with photos is available at the Embassy’s website, here: http://fm.china-embassy.org/eng/xwdt/t1348130.htm]

PNA World Tuna Day Art & Talent Quest 2016

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Feb 222016
 

PNA_mapEnter your art, music, dance, film or creative writing about tuna and win $3,000 USD!

Want your art, poetry, dance, drama music, short film or writing to be showcased to the world? Got a story to tell about the wonders of tuna and tuna fishing? Are you a national of Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands or Tuvalu? If your answers are YES, then enter the PNA WORLD TUNA DAY ART & TALENT QUEST!

Click here for more information: http://www.pnatuna.com/node/327

 

Marshallese Iakwe Club (MIC) Performing “Biit” at UH Hilo International Nights

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Feb 192016
 
MIC at UH Hilo's 2014 International Night (Photo Credit: Risa K. Myazoe / Marshallese Iakwe Club)

Marshallese Iakwe Club at UH Hilo’s 2014 International Night (Photo Credit: Risa K. Myazoe / Marshallese Iakwe Club)

One of the biggest nights of the year in Hilo is happening within hours.  The Pacific Islander clubs on campus are performing at UH Hilo 2016 International Nights tonight, Friday, February 19 and tomorrow night, Saturday, February 20.  They have all been practicing vigorously in preparation to showcase their culture. Continue reading »

Many Languages, One World – 2016 Student Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum

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Jan 262016
 

“Share your ideas and be heard… perhaps even in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations! 60 students will be selected as delegates to the 2016 United Nations Academic Impact Global Youth Forum, 25-31 July, 2016, where they will create action plans related to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The students will present these action plans at United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Airfare, Room and Meals will be provided by ELS Educational Services, Inc.”

Visit their website here: https://www.els.edu/en/ManyLanguagesOneWorld