15-18 November 2016,
Tāmaki Makaurau - Auckland, New Zealand
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Report by Annalee Pope
The Festival of the Pacific Arts is held every four years and brings together artists and cultural practitioners from the 27 Pacific Islands nations and territories. This year the 12th Pacific Arts Festival took place in Guam, USA. The theme for this year's Festival is;
"Håfa Iyo-ta, Håfa Guinahå-ta, Håfa Ta Påtte, Dinanña' Sunidu Siha Giya Pasifiku"
"What We Own, What We Have, What We Share, United Voices of the Pacific"
During the festival, an Indigenous Languages Conference was held at the University of Guam on the 27th and 28th of May. This inaugural conference provided an opportunity for all indigenous people to discuss the preservation, revival and maintenance of their indigenous languages.
Read more: Festival of Pacific Arts, 2016