Elaborate cultural dances and seafaring canoes have made the Micronesian Islands of Yap famous, but this month it was the ultra-advanced Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math skills of local students on display.Read More
Trump's isolationist or nationalist approach to the presidency along with his campaign slogan of, "Make America Great Again", harkens back to a tumultuous time in world history. A time of extreme nationalism, poverty, and World War. It was in that time that the islands of Micronesia entered the chapters of world history.Read More
Micronesian Blues - the unbelievably entertaining stories of former TTPI “police specialist” Bryan Vila. This highly enjoyable book jumps from one island adventure to another, feeling almost fictional that one individual could’ve witnessed a number of pivotal historical events in just 6 years.
In this part of our series we look at a more simplified approach to gauge Chuuk's readiness. We take a few steps back and ask the citizens of Chuuk a simple question: "Are you ready for an independent Chuuk?".Read More
The current outrage towards COFA citizens stem from a statement made by HNN, in the first article above: "... the majority of the homeless population are migrants from the three island states that fall under the Compact of Free Association (COFA) treaty with the U.S.". The author was referring to the homeless community now inhabiting Kaka'ako park near downtown Honolulu.Read More
Over the past months, I’ve been fortunate enough to have had several conversations with fellow FSM citizens about a number of topics related to our people’s culture. This particular article will be on the topic of the muumuu or the skirt.Read More
"Most businesses [have ran out] of rice... I see a shortage of food", said a local informant. Most crops, including breadfruit, taro, and bananas were destroyed from the storm. Residents are now depending onRead 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