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Pacific Knowledge: Pacific Worldview
This is only a few of the plethora of literature that comes from our 22,000 islands and 1200 languages that inform and inspire the legacy and lineage of relationality.
The Polynesian Society is a non-profit organization based at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Founded in 1892, the Society’s aim was the scholarly study of past and present New Zealand Māori and other Pacific Island peoples and cultures.
“Tapasā is a tool that can be used to increase the capability of all teachers of Pacific learners.It was developed by the Ministry of Education through consultation with Pacific teachers, academics, experts, families and communities as part of the Pasifika Education Plan's intention to realise the full potential of Pacific learners. The Teaching Council led the implementation of Tapasā and created resources for teachers' professional learning, including webinars and videos.”
MAI Journal is an open access journal that publishes multidisciplinary peer-reviewed articles that critically analyse and address Indigenous and Pacific issues in the context of Aotearoa New Zealand. MAI Journal publishes two issues per year, June and December. MAI Journal is only published online.
The Pacific Health Dialog (PHD) is the Journal of Pacific Research for the Pacific region. It is the only Medline listed medical and public health journal published specifically for Pacific Island countries. We promote all research pertaining to the Pacific region with a particular focus on Community Health and Clinical Medicine. Although the initial focus of the journal has been community health and clinical medicine, we have published across a broad range of topics including Pacific Island economic development, education, employment, social services and politics.
Alice Te Punga Somerville has been on our radar since she published her book Once Were Pacific: Maori Connections to Oceania. She’s one of 24 Māori scholars who’ve shared their personal experiences of what it means to be Māori in their particular corner of the academic world, in a new book, Ngā Kete Mātauranga: Māori scholars at the research interface.
Six Indigenous Pacific Islanders dive deep into their experiences of loving home from a distance, and whether or not they consider themselves diasporic [not all do!]. Kalani then discusses a scientific paper on using a gendered lens to describe women’s fishing activities and marine governance in a marine preserve in the Solomon Islands, Melanesia.
With editorial offices at the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, The Contemporary Pacific covers a wide range of disciplines with the aim of providing comprehensive coverage of contemporary developments in the entire Pacific Islands region, including Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.
To charm the loto is a (re)turn to our Indigenous Pacific knowings and becomings. Such a return is heart-warming and a fascination with spiritual reverence. Calling forth mālie and māfana, the potent spiritual energies that ignite the loto, laumālie and ‘atamai (soul, spirit and mind), I appreciate and embrace the call to (re)turn to our ways.
Emalani Case: Keynote Address, 2021 Center for Pacific Islands Studies Student Conference
The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is the most inclusive intergovernmental platform in the Asia-Pacific region. The Commission promotes cooperation among its 53 member States and 9 associate members in pursuit of solutions to sustainable development challenges. ESCAP is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations.
Aired on New Zealand TV since 1987, Tagata Pasfika has provided representation of Pacific people on mainstream television for the last 30 years. Tagata Pasifika provides an authentic Pacific voice, screening news and current affairs from a Pasifika perspective. Screening 9.30am every Saturday on TVNZ 1.
Tidal Pools is a joint project between the NZETC and Va'aomanū Pasifika at Victoria University of Wellington to make available texts of interest to those researching Pacific islands history, language, culture and politics.