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Hon. Frederica Filipe: Our Beloved Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho

It is in heartache that I turn to writing as a form of healing; as I had done when I started the Princess Diaries series. However, this time, the heartache is more severe. Our grandmother, who ...

Disney’s Moana Review: WE ARE MOANA

Through one humble act, a single person embodied the Tongan ideals upon which our Pacific societies are built; love, humility, respect, and duty. That single instance inspired pride within generations of Tongans while making waves in ...

HON. FREDERICA FILIPE: PEDIGREE PRECEDES PRIVILEGE

In the case of my grandmother, Her Majesty the Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho, her pedigree precedes her privilege. Hailing from an ancestral bloodline that set forth a South Pacific nation, it is essential to embrace the ...

Exclusive: Backstage With Nonosina

Host Leta Fau’olo attended one of the hottest polynesian shows of the summer. The world re-known polynesian dance group Nonosina held a special fundraiser for their trip to Tahiti. Every year, Nonosina travels to Tahiti to ...

Tahitian Dance Group Nonosina Unveils Their New Show Called TUMU

Over the weekend, Tahitian Dance Group Nonosina showcased a brand new show called Tumu. The group had a fundraiser to help their pro-team with their trip to Tahiti this week. Choreographer Tiana Liufau has developed and ...

Princess Diaries VIII: Surviving Our Culture

Polynesian youth aren’t the only group of people in the world who struggle to meet the cultural expectations put upon them by their parents and families. Youth struggle with a topic we can all relate to ...

Urban island group 3RProductions brings a NU sound

A NU SOUND has stepped onto the scene and we were able to catch up with Portland’s upcoming urban Island group 3RP. These gentlemen bring a mixture of R&B, Hip-Hop, and Reggae music fusing it with ...