Culture, Humanitarian and Environmental Aid, Your Stories

Lisa Jameson

My name is Lisa and I’m a proud afakasi, representing both sides of my heritage. I’m Samoan and Australian, born in New Zealand, and raised on Bribie Island, Queensland. My family villages are Sapapali’i, Lalomanu and Satalo. My culture is important to me and informs everything I do, from the way I think, to my […]

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Culture, Humanitarian and Environmental Aid, Your Stories

We Will Remember Them

Every year (since I married my very own hero – don’t tell him I referred to him as such) on the second Sunday of November, we observe Remembrance Sunday. This is to commemorate the contribution of both British and Commonwealth soldiers in the last two World Wars and also later conflicts. Growing up back home in […]

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Culture, Your Stories

To be a Kaivalagi

Tom Courtright is a kaivalagi living in Fiji, and tells this particular story for people who are thinking of doing what he has – moving to the Pacific.  There is a term that applies perfectly fine to Western volunteers in Fiji that we never hear, likely because it has gained such divisive and political connotations […]

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