ItemEIF News( 2008-01-01)
ItemSU'IGA'ULA A LE ATUVASA / THREADING THE OCEANIC 'ULA: A REPORT FROM THE 10th FESTIVAL OF PACIFIC ARTS, American Samoa • July 19 - 30, 2008( 2008-01-01)
During the last two weeks of July over two thousand delegates from across the Pacific gathered in Pago Pago, American Samoa, for the region's largest cultural gathering - the 10th Festival of Pacific Arts. The Festival was conceived by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in 1972 as a means of promoting heritage arts and is held every four years, rotating among the three Pacific regions. Twenty-two islands sent emissaries including dancers, musicians, visual and theatrical artists, poets, traditional healers, and filmmakers for exhibition, exchange, and dialogue. Rapa Nui was represented by the musical group "Matato'a" as part of a delegation of twenty musicians, dancers, and support staff. After an arduous journey through Tahiti, Auckland, and Apia, the twenty performers and staff set up their headquarters at Kanana Fo'u Seminary, sharing the premises with delegations from Fiji, Tonga, and Australia. Meals were communal and free-time events such as soccer (football) and canoeing fostered interaction among islanders.
ItemMOAI SIGHTINGS AND WHAT'S NEW( 2008-01-01)
What's New on Easter Island
What's New in the Pacific
What's New Elsewhere
ItemLETTERS TO THE EDITOR( 2008-01-01)
Item20 YEARS AGO IN THE RNJ( 2008-01-01)
THE GREAT MOTORCYCLE RALLY OF 1988
According to reports received from a number of islanders and printed in at least two opposition newspapers and one opposition magazine, on September 9 a motorcycle rally took place on Easter Island. Reports agree that from 50 to 60 of these machines participated as part of the centennial celebration of Chile's taking possession of the island.
ItemAN EXHIBITION OF EASTER ISLAND ART IN PARIS and A REVIEW OF THE ACCOMPANYING TREASURES OF EASTER ISLAND (Review)( 2008-01-01)
AN EXHIBITION OF EASTER ISLAND ART IN PARIS and A REVIEW OF THE ACCOMPANYING TREASURES OF EASTER ISLAND
by Catherine & Michel Orliac
Review by Paul Horley
ItemWEBSTER'S RAPA NUl - ENGLISH THESAURUS DICTIONARY (Review)( 2008-01-01)
WEBSTER'S RAPA NUl - ENGLISH THESAURUS DICTIONARY
by Philip M. Parker
Icon Publishing, 2008 ISBN 978-0-497836-76-4. $28.95 from Amazon.com
Review by Shawn McLaughlin
ItemWHERE FATE BECKONS. THE LIFE OF JEAN-FRANCOIS DE LA PEROUSE (Review)( 2008-01-01)
WHERE FATE BECKONS. THE LIFE OF JEAN-FRANCOIS DE LA PEROUSE
by John Dunmore
University of Alaska Press, 2007 Soft cover, ISBN 978-1-602230-03-3.
$19.71 from Amazon.com
Review by Georgia Lee
ItemEASTER ISLAND 1793 TO 1861: OBSERVATIONS BY EARLY VISITORS BEFORE THE SLAVE RAIDS (Review)( 2008-01-01)
EASTER ISLAND 1793 TO 1861: OBSERVATIONS BY EARLY VISITORS BEFORE THE SLAVE RAIDS
by Rhys Richards
Easter Island Foundation, 2008 Soft cover, ISBN 978-1-880636-28-2. $15.00 U.S.
Review by Paul Horley