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Pasifika Foundation Hawaii: United Nations Awards Funds for "This is My Village" Project

United Nations Awards Funds for "This is My Village" Project


The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues has announced a funding award to Pasifika Foundation Hawai’i and the Pasifika Media Association for their partnership project “This is My Village.”

Funding is derived from the Forum’s Trust Fund for the Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.

The project is the first phase of the development and implementation of a community-based model for indigenous engagement in a Pasifika media network, one that operates from a regional cultural perspective, sometimes referred to as “The Pacific Way.”

This project will seek to draw on the collective experience, wisdom and vision of the participant communities in Tonga, Hawai‘i and Samoa to compile a shared set of foundational principles and protocols upon which each community can design its own customized template for its desired type of media engagement.

Estimated start date for the project is May 2012.