The Honolulu Museum of Art's, "Carrying Culture: Navigating Anew" ends with "Celebrate Micronesia" on March 28, 2015. The day long event featured: art-making demonstrations, food, dance, spoken word, a fashion show, coconut-husking contests, and films.Read More
The inaugural Interdisciplinary Austronesian Connections Symposium asks the question, “What value does the ‘Austronesian’ label have as an organizing category outside of linguistics and anthropology?”Read More
The Honolulu Museum of Art School presents, "Carrying Cultures: Micronesia", a program that includes events to celebrate the arts and traditions of Micronesia.
Exhibition (March 19 - April 28)
"On view in the Art School’s Mezzanine Gallery will be photographs by Lynn Martin Graton taken while she was doing field research in Micronesia in the 1980s, a canoe, and displays about the geography, cultures, arts, and traditions such as navigation."
Art School Workshop (Coconut Front Ornaments, March 21)
"While working as a researcher in Micronesia, Lynn Martin Graton discovered baskets and the wide range of objects made from plant material. She sought out female elders who were expert weavers, and sat with them, learning apprentice-style, to make traditional coconut frond baskets islands from Ulithi to Palau, and Fiji to Hawai‘i."
Film: The Land of Eb, FREE, (March 18)
"Kona-based filmmaker Andrew Williamson was so taken by Jonithen Jackson, whom he met through a mutual friend, that he made a fictionalized account of Jackson’s life—starring Jackson. Jonithen Jackson’s family was relocated from the Northern Pacific Marshall Islands—the site of 67 nuclear tests from 1946 to 1958, including the 15-megaton Bravo shot. The health consequences of the testing still plague Marshallese today—and is part of the story of The Land of Eb. Filmed in Kona and Ocean View—where Jackson and his family actually live—this narrative film reveals a part of Hawai‘i that even many of us who are born and raised here are unaware of. A must-see for everyone who lives in the islands."
DOE Workshop, March 18-20
"The Honolulu Museum of Art School holds a workshop for DOE elementary-school educators on learning to facilitate inquiry-based learning with primary resources while increasing understanding of Micronesian cultures. This workshop aims to help teachers understand the students with whom they work, and to instill cultural pride in Micronesian students."
For additional information:
1. contact Justin Davies at: gro.muesumululonoh@seivadj.
2. Visit website: Honolulu Museum of Art. Carrying Culture: Micronesia.
The film centers on climate change in the islands of Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Niue, and Fiji. Following the screening, there will be a discussion with the filmmaker Vilsoni Hereniko, Professors Maxine Burkett and Jonathan Osorio, and the Consul General of the Marshall...Read More
Day 2 of the long awaited All-Mike basketball tourney concluded on February 17th, 2014 after nine grueling hours of non-stop basketball that featured nine teams from Chuuk, the RMI, Kosrae and Chaminade University.
Notable players include David Taulung,...Read More
The Micronesian Community of Oahu invites the public to the All Mike Men’s Basketball Tournament’s return this President’s Day weekend.
The tournament will take place over two days: February 15, at Klum Gym from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.; then on Monday, February 17, at the Palama Settlement Gym from 9a.m. to 5 p.m. Fans of previous tournaments should be excited to see 12 teams with some new and familiar players as they showcase their talent and sportsmanship...Read More
Help the Palauan community in Honolulu, Hi. raise funds and awareness to support the people affected in Palau by super-typhoon Haiyan.
1) They are doing a car wash fundraiser on Saturday, November 30 from 9am to 4pm. This will be in the parking lot of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Kalihi. The address there is: 638 N Kuakini St, Honolulu, HI 96817.
Driving directions: if you were driving through Honolulu's Chinatown...
Where: The University of Hawaii at Manoa, John Burns Hall 3015/19, East-West Center.
When: November 1, 2013. 12:00 - 1:15 pm.
"Giff Johnson will speak on the current nuclear situation in the Republic of the Marshall
Islands. His talk will highlight formerly secret US government documents about its nuclear testing program and how these alter the "official" version of the Bravo hydrogen bomb test at Bikini Atoll in 1954. He will also address recent developments concerning the nuclear issue from the Pacific Islands Forum held in Majuro, a UN Special Rapporteur's report on the US nuclear testing legacy, and other issues in the Marshall Islands."
Giff Johnson is a journalist in the Marshall Islands and the author of the recently published biography Don't Ever Whisper—Darlene Keju: Pacific Health Pioneer, Champion for Nuclear Survivors.
- Please visit the East West Center's website to read more on the event: America's Nuclear Test Legacy: Still an Issue for the Marshall Islands.
- Giff Johnson will be talking about his book, Don't Ever Whisper, this Sunday. Click link for details: Giff Johnson Talks Don't Ever Whisper.
- Read a review of Don't Ever Whisper and purchase the book: Don't Ever Whisper, A Review by Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner
- This Saturday, October 12, 2013.
- 9:00am to 6:00pm.
- Free admission.
- UH Manoa main campus, on McCarthy "Mall," Honolulu.
- Kava Festival Homepage.
Jack Niedenthal, an award winning Marshallese film maker will be showing his 9 minute short film Zori at Hawaii International Film Festival on October 14th as a part of Pacific Showcase with 6 other films from around the Pacific. This film was recently premiered...Read More
This is an opportunity to meet Giff Johnson, author of "Don't Ever Whisper". The story of Darlene Keju, "Pacfic Health Pioneer and Champion for Nuclear Survivors".
Location: Honolulu, Hawai'i. at Native Books/ Na Mea Hawai'i, Ward Warehouse.
Date: October 27, 2013. 3:00-5:00 p.m.
WHAT: "Civil Rights in Hawaii and Beyond: From
Legislation, Law Enforcement, & Jurisprudence to Justice,
Reconciliation & Healing"
WHO: Bill Tamayo (EEOC), Moses Haia (NHLC), JoJo Peter, and Dina Shek (MLPC)
WHERE: HGEA Hall (888 Mililani Street, behind Hawaii Supreme Court)
WHEN: Monday, Sept. 30 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm
This event is free. There will be refreshments and opportunities to connect with other like minded people.
The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum will hold their Grand Unveiling of the Pacific Hall on Saturday September 21, 2013.
The museum has a whole day of events planned starting from 9 AM to 9PM that shares food, fashion, films, lectures, art, music, dance, poetry and prose from across the Pacific. Notable events inclue the Jaki-ed (Marshallese dress mats) exhibit and a showing of the Marshallese language film, "The Land of Eb". For those who are wondering how much this will all cost, the cost of admission is free.
Please see the link below for the full schedule and details.
The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum will be hosting a special event from September 16-21. The USP (University of South Pacific) Marshall Islands' Jaki-Ed Revival Program will have 5 weavers from the Marshall Islands, along with
Celebrating "Micronesian Islander Day" in Oregon.
Date: Saturday, August 3rd, 2013. 1pm - 8pm.
Location: Bush Pasture Park Ampitheatre, Salem, Oregon.