Honolulu Museum of Art Celebrates Micronesia

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.


All Mike Tournament Returns

All Mike Tournament Returns

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...

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Haiyan Relief Efforts For Palau (Honolulu, Hi.)

Haiyan Relief Efforts For Palau (Honolulu, Hi.)

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...

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America’s Nuclear Test Legacy: Still an Issue for the Marshall Islands

Upcoming event,

Where: The University of Hawaii at Manoa, John Burns Hall 3015/19, East-West Center.  
November 1, 2013.  12:00 - 1:15 pm.

Event excerpt:

"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.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Read a review of Don't Ever Whisper  and purchase the book: Don't Ever Whisper, A Review by Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner



Civil Rights & Beyond (Honolulu, Hawaii)

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.  


Bishop Museum Unveiling Renovated Pacific Hall


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.