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A key finding of this research is that while intangible cultural heritage such as dances, performances and craft production is already a mainstay of Samoan tourism, tangible cultural heritage sites beyond the museums and the Samoan Cultural Village in Apia are largely missing.
Tourism has been identified as an important economic industry for Small Island Developing States (SIDS), including Papua New Guinea (PNG). One of the important niche markets for tourism is cultural heritage, which involves “travellers seeing or experiencing built heritage, living culture or contemporary arts” (Timothy...
As part of a series of Bible studies rooted in the importance of being relational in the Samoan culture, this study draws on the story of Hagar to explore its themes of power, gender inequality, and family violence and to connect the text with experiences...
As part of a series of Bible studies rooted in the importance of being relational in the Samoan culture, this study draws on the story of Tamar to promote a thoughtful and informed discussion of challenges raised by the story and to explore its themes...
Tatala le Ta’ui a le Atua presents a series of Bible studies rooted in the importance of being relational in the Samoan culture. It embraces the belief that the self takes its form from maintaining relationships.
Church membership in Samoa is exceptionally high, and the moral authority and community leadership of churches in society is widely recognised. The churches in Samoa therefore have enormous potential capacity to contribute proactively to social well-being.
This article describes a project investigating the potential and constraints to developing cultural heritage tourism opportunities as a pathway for sustainable development for local communities in the Pacific and specifically in Samoa and Madang, Papua New Guinea.
In the Solomon Islands, where around 87% of land is under customary tenure, commercial ventures need support from customary landowners, otherwise they are unlikely to succeed. This report is part of a broader regional study on sustainable economic development of customary land in the Pacific...