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Celebrating Women Across the South Pacific

Prepared by Agnieszka Zuchora, Partnership and Development Coordinator To celebrate International Women’s Day (March 8), Pacific Peoples’ Partnership is highlighting some of the amazing work being done by our partners across the South Pacific. We are truly excited to be partnering with ʻOfa Guttenbeil-Likiliki and the Women and Children Crisis Centre (WCCC) in Tonga for a Canada

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Pacific Pulse: Pacific Women Stories 2021

A Compilation of Pacific Women Stories 2021 Prepared by Andy Nystrom, PPP Archivist and Research Assistance From Tok Blong: https://shop.pacificpeoplespartnership.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/19-Tok-Blong-SPPF-19-April-1987-m.pdf Development in the Pacific: What Women Say Tok Blong #19 Apr 1987 pages 10-11 https://shop.pacificpeoplespartnership.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/54-3-Tok-Blong-Pasifik-v54-3-2000.pdf Twenty Five Years of Activism: Pacific women carry the fire stick Tok Blong v54 #3 25th anniversary 2000 pages 7-9 https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2018/03/05/inspiring-women-in-the-pacific-resmah-story Inspiring

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One Wave Gathering 2020 Meets Pandemic Challenges

By Jaimie Sumner, PPP Operations Coordinator and One Wave Program Coordinator Over the last decade, One Wave has grown into a much-anticipated annual event here in Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territories, with big crowds gathering in downtown Victoria for Indigenous and South Pacific art, music, food, and dialogues.  With the Covid-19 pandemic demanding many changes, we

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People & Passages: New Zealand’s First Indigenous Female Foreign Minister

Prepared by Art Holbrook, PPP Board member and Chair of PPP’s Communications Committee After elections last month that returned Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party to government with a landslide, Nanaia Mahuta has been appointed as the country’s first Indigenous Foreign Minister and the first Maori woman to hold such a senior cabinet position. (1). In 1996

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Deep-Sea Mining in Tonga, Nauru and Kiribati

Deep Sea Mining – Not the silver bullet we are searching for  By Peter Boldt, PPP Multimedia Coordinator. Peter Boldt holds a Masters degree in International Development Studies and has worked in international research and projects relating to mining, corporate accountability and sustainable development. The transition to a prosperous green future is possible. Large multilateral institutions,

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Pasifik Pulse: Palm Oil and Food Insecurity in Papua

Prepared by Tana Thomas, PPP Arts and Culture Coordinator, who is also a Nuu-chah-nulth youth leader, canoe skipper, and healing advocate. In Papua, Indonesia’s largest and easternmost province of Indonesia, large scale palm oil plantation developments are not only threatening animal and plant species, but also the caretakers that have sustained these species for thousands

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