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Creative Pieces

By the Pacific, for the Pacific

We are engaging with interdisciplinary, interconnected, and intergenerational works by the peoples of the Pacific in response to climate change. These creations range from poetry, stories, podcasts, other artisitc pieces that reflect their experiences and expertise as they find their way through crises.


Photo: Women fishing at the mouth of their village river, Natewa Village, Fiji. Credit: Graham Wragg

The Fisherman and the Scientist

Poem by Dr Cresantia (Frances) Koya Vaka'uta

Her poem explains issues and inequalities on the production of knowledge about climate change.


Photo: Areal view of Majuro atoll, Marshall Islands. Credit: Chloe-Ane Wragg

Our Islands On The Sea

Poem by Debby H. Schütz

Her poem explains issues and inequalities on the production of knowledge about climate change.

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The Transnational Struggle of Nuclear Colonialism in the Sea of Islands

Conversation with Talei Luscia Mangioni

PhD candidate & Pacific Studies teacher Talei Luscia Mangioni tells about challenging colonial ideologies and systems that are imposed on the Pacific and its peoples in this conversation.

Photo: Island of Rarotonga in the distance, Cook Islands. Credit: Chloe-Ane Wragg


Photo: Coconut trees submerged by the seas. Credit: USP

To Hell with Drowning

Essay by Julian Aguon

Julian Aguon, Indigenous human rights lawyer from Guåhan, shares about survivance, hope, and the importance of stories in the midst of ecological crises in this essay.



Podcast, Guam

Podcast providing decolonisation and indigenous themed focus to events and news from the Marianas, Micronesia and the Pacific. Including discussions with master Micronesian seafarers about maintaining traditional Micronesian seafaring.

Photo: Rabi children dressed in i-Kiribati traditional attire. Credit: Chloe-Ane Wragg


Photo: Woman standing and peering out to sea, Cook Islands. Credit: Chloe-Ane Wragg

One Ocean, One People

Song, by Paulini Bautani

Composed and performed by Paulini, a local Fijian artist. The song is a call to the people of Oceania to rise up, hold hands and protect the ocean in the face of exploitation and climate change.


Solwata Kin and Deep Pacific


Bigger conversations about everyday issues that affect the seas of islands are discussed in podcasts like Solwata Kin and Deep Pacific.

Photo: Young boy stands on edge of reef looking out for seafood. Credit: USP

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