WPRA: Happy National Awakening Day!

In an official letter to West Papua Army (WPA), one of the Affiliated Command of the WPA, The West Papua Revolutionary Army (WPRA) Secretary-General I, Gen. Amunggut Tabi expresses National Greeting from the Central Defense Headquarters of the WPRA and…
Papuans continue protests against racism and hatred

By Asia Pacific Report – August 21, 2019, By Johnny Blades of RNZ Pacific Protests are spreading in Indonesia-ruled West Papua in response to harassment of Papuans during explosive incidents in Javanese cities last week. Indonesia’s president has urged calm after some of the protests turned…

Academics have been urged to ensure that cultures of Pacific peoples are promoted within the education system. Victoria University academic Kabini Sanga says scholars who attended the Oceania Comparative and International Education Society annual conference in Wellington this week can…

Jayapura – Senin 29 Oktober 2018 besok, Solidaritas Peduli Hak Masyarakat Pegunungan Tenggah Papua (SIKAP-TP) akan mengelar aksi demo menolak pengukuhan Pangdam XVII Cendrawasih sebagai kepala suku besar pegunungan tenggah serta dihibahkan tanah adat seluas 90 Ha kepada Pangdam untuk membangun Kodam…

Oleh: Hari Suroto “Ipere satu tumpuk murah mo, kalo tra bli mama pu ipere, tra usah tawar sudah,” kata mama-mama Papua penjual ubi jalar di pasar Wouma, Wamena, dengan nada tinggi sambil mengunyah pinang-sirih. Itulah ciri khas mama-mama Papua dalam berjualan ubi jalar (ipere), teknik dagang yang dipakai…
Memories from MACFest lingers on

THE 6th Melanesia Arts and Cultural Festival has ended but memories from the event will remain for two skillful craftsmen from Vanuatu. The duo, James Zepeta and Philemon Jimmys, completed a wood carving associated with traditional culture of Vanuatu. Like…

Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture Emil Tammur arrived in Solomon Islands yesterday, a day ahead of the sixth Melanesian Spearhead Group Ministers of Culture and Arts meeting in Honiara. He was accompanied by acting executive director of National Cultural…
Police mediate suspected sorcery case

Police at the Tulagi Police Station, Central Province have mediated a suspected case of sorcery at Soso village within the Sandfly area in the Florida Islands on Monday, 14 May 2018. It is alleged that a false rumour was spreading…

The main program for the upcoming 6th Melanesian Arts and Culture Festival (MACFest) is now available online to get a glimpse of what the festival will be like. The National Organising Committee (NOC) has released the program and is encouraging…
Maintain Melanesian identity: Chief Tirsupe

“Despite foreign influences and world modernization, Vanuatu continues to maintain its Melanesian traditional and cultural identity and values, through its many languages, traditional ways of living, custom dances, traditional marriage and death ceremonies and many other daily traditional way of…