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Visit my Book Site: Dream of the Water Children

For those of you interested in Black Pacific histories, storytelling, postcolonial analysis, and Black-Asian and indigenous perspectives, you might appreciate my book:  Dream of the Water Children: Memory and Mourning in the Black Pacific  will be released this coming Fall (2015) by 2Leaf Press in New York. 401 more words

Kitano and Daniels: The Pacific Islanders

Kitano and Daniels demonstrates the struggles and acculturation of the three major groups of the Pacific Islanders which are Samoans, Guamanians, and Hawaiians during the ending of 1800s to mid-1900s. 483 more words

Recognizing Indigenous Pacific Struggles in the Lei at Selma

By Hinemoana of Turtle Island: Lani Teves, Natalee Kēhaulani Bauer, Fuifuilupe Niumetolu, Maile Arvin, Kēhaulani Vaughn, and Liza Keanuenueokalani Williams

Last week during the 50th year commemoration of “Blood Sunday” in Selma, Alabama, this  2,265 more words


I was walking through Dick’s Sporting Goods in Salt Lake City, Utah when I saw it hanging on the back wall: a ski jacket with the same bird of paradise print my tutu had on her couch cushions in the ‘70s. 1,022 more words

Pacific Islands

Your are a what? Chamorro?

In a recent conversation with someone recently in Colorado, they asked me what my race was. I said I was Chamorro – a people from the Pacific Islands of the Marianas. 1,043 more words

Ancient Chamorro Hut

Tameifuna changes his mind

Chiefs prop Ben Tameifuna has changed his mind about playing for Tonga and now hopes to play for New Zealand instead.

Tameifuna, who was in the All Blacks training squad in 2012, was originally selected for Tonga’s end of year tour which consists of away Tests against Georgia, the United States and Scotland. 139 more words

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A Protest and Snakes

“A group of Pacific Islanders joined an environmental protest blockading the Newcastle coal port on Friday, disrupting shipping traffic by paddling canoes across the harbour mouth.”

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