The Cook Islands Council of Queensland has taken up the legal cudgels for a young Cook Island boy’s cultural rights to keep his hair long until his haircutting ceremony.
The Matariki Maori Art Exhibition opened at BCA Gallery on Monday evening in celebration of the artistic and cultural links between New Zealand and the Cook Islands.
First, the sound was cut on the national composing contest. Now, the National Dancer of the Year competition is swaying off into the sunset.
Te Mire ‘Ura was to have been held in May, but has now been postponed until October.
The 13th Festival of the Pacific Arts and Culture has been postponed due to growing global concerns over the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.
Hawaiʻi was prepared to host the international event for 11 days in June.
In order for a people to grow and thrive, it is important to know their native tongue. The good news is, there are signs of language revitalisation in the family home.