MARA (@mara_fiji)

School project. A visual representation of Fijian diaspora culture. .
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πŸ“Έ@kainoa_sc #fiji #fijian #tapa #masi #southpacific #bula #hawaii

Pawel Klodowski (@pawel_klodowski)

πŸ‡«πŸ‡―Fijian seafood is some of the best in the world and we are lucky to have it available right here literally on our doorstep. This amazing fish is called Strawberry Grouper and it's not only beautiful but also super tasty! πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ πŸ™ #catchoftheday #fresh #fish #fiji #dinner #delicious #seafood #fijian #chefslife #island #tropical #polishpacific #bula #kitchengrillfiji #westindenarau #fijifinds #paradise #strawberrygrouper #grouper #fishing #fishmonger #freshseafood #everyday

Nimita K (@k.nimita)

Ask me about my food game, definitely on point, I always eat pretty damn well and organic for the most part, time to cook! #lentils#superfood#organic#dal#food#indian#fijian#foodgame#life#thisismylife#makeyourownfood#gourmet#indianfood

vatiabeach (@vatiabeach)

Go fishing with the locals!!

Me & Fiji (@meandfiji)

Fijian squeezy cuddles are the bomb-diggityπŸ’•πŸ’•Packed full of love, kindness and genuine careπŸ’šπŸ˜πŸ’š In fact, I think I want one now!! β €
πŸ™‹πŸ½πŸ™‹πŸ½πŸ™‹πŸ½Who else wants one? This beautiful display of love was at the @shangrilafiji and Kiti has since become a treasured family friend. Aren't we lucky! ✨✨✨

β €β €#YellowPeril #FreeWestPapua (@hafakasisjw)

β€œFor many years, the story told about Pacific Islanders is one that portrayed them as mere victims : a faraway people who cannot do anything about the causes or realities of climate change.
The media has portrayed Pacific Islanders as helpless victims ready to drown with their islands or become refugees.
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So in a move to change this narrative and harness more support from people around the region, a new campaign has been launched by 350.org in the Pacific vowing to make 2014 the year that people of the Pacific Islands stand up for themselves in the face of threats to their land and ocean from climate change.
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The #StandUpForThePacific Campaign will seek to call upon people throughout the region to pledge their commitment to be active in 2014 in standing up for the Pacific Islands in the face of the regions biggest threat: climate change.
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The campaign will allow Pacific Islanders to be positioned within a unified narrative of cultural revival and strength, as Warriors of the Pacific, prepared to rise up to protect their land, ocean and identity.
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Already more than 600 people have taken a pledge, to make 2014 the year that the Pacific Islands stand up for ourselves in the face of climate change, and in the face of the fossil fuel industry.
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Together we will change the narrative from that of β€œthey are drowning victims” to β€œthey’re powerful, peaceful warriors, drawing on our cultural strength to confront the fossil fuel industry that threatens our very existence.”
β€”Β  Fenton Lutunatabua, GlobalVoices.Org
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It may no longer be the year of 2014, but the fight to save our Pacific islands is still ongoing.
As mentioned, we contribute the LEAST to global warming and yet face the MOST consequences for it β€” you see, we're the ones whose homes are sinking & the nations that dump their rubbish in the sea & produce toxic gases are not actually doing anything about it either it.
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I can't be surprised though, we've always had to fight for something because everytime we did have anything, it was taken away from us.
But we descend from a lineage of warriors β€”
we CAN save our homes this time.
#StandUpForThePacific & show your solidarity.
Together we will overcome this. ❀️
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Matana (@matana_meke)

In a pursuit of growth and knowledge, we have began to engage elders and academics to teach us more about our culture. We had the pleasure of having Tarisi Vunidilo as our guest speaker at our first workshop: The Art of Meke. Tarisi is currently a lecturer of Pacific And Maori studies at University of Auckland in New Zealand. Prior to her current role she also held significant cultural teaching roles in both Fiji and New Zealand.
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Her wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to teach and continue to upkeep the importance of our culture has sparked a new flame in each of us. It's safe to say our minds have been blown both creatively and with appreciation for our beloved Fiji. We are definitely excited for what the future holds. Bring on the next workshop. .
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#matana #matanameke #pacificculture #fiji #fijian #melanesian #fijiislands #meke #polynesian #island #islandlife #islandculture #brisbane #brisbanecity #performance #brisbanefijians #southpacific #pacificisland #goldcoast #goldcoastfijians #masi #fijiwomen #nadi #lau #kadavu #culture #identity #talanoa #workshop

L O #themekkys (@lojourney)

HAPPY TUESDAY πŸ’“πŸ’“ This is how I make it work. I'm lucky that I have a gym in my building.. so I try to go at a time when I know it's going to be empty. I have no time for excuses.. I make it happen... I try to distract him with a bunch of crazy faces 🀑 and we get it DONE...oh and we blast @kendricklamar πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ . #transformationjourney #weightlossjourney #fitmama #mamabeastmode #bodypositive #loveyourself #selfimprovement #cardio #egyptian #lebanese #Fijian #Tongan #welsh #themekkys
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