Indo-Fijians are Fijians whose ancestors came from India and various parts of South Asia and South-East Asia.They number 313,798 (37.6%) (2007 census) out of a total of 827,900 people living in Fiji. They are mostly descended from indentured labourers, girmitiyas or girmit, brought to the islands by Fiji’s British colonial rulers between 1879 and 1916 […]Read more "Indians in Fiji."
The New Zealand Parliament (in Māori: Pāremata Aotearoa) consists of the Queen of New Zealand and the New Zealand House of Representatives and, until 1951, the New Zealand Legislative Council. The House of Representatives is often referred to as “Parliament”. Until 1986, the formal name for the Parliament of New Zealand was the General Assembly […]Read more "The Unicameral Parliament of New Zealand."
One day, ten or more years hence, someone will attempt to write a accurate history of Fiji during the first two decades of the 21st century, and blogs will be one source of their information. It would be a formidable task in any event but with the vast number of sources available in the electronic […]Read more "Tevita Mara Rewrites History – Is it The Attorney General’s Fault??"
If someone said to you, that you could dramatically improve the state of the world (End wars, terrorism, global poverty, political corruption, excessive greed, fix the environmental problems,…) by doing one of the simplest of things, would you do it? It wouldn’t cost you anything. You’d have absolutely nothing to lose by trying. And it […]Read more "One People,One World – Why Is Unity So Important?"
In some lists of databases of ethnic groups, we see names like “Agaria, Hindu” and “Agaria, Muslim” (India). What is the role of religion in ethnicity? Is it the religious aspect of culture that is being designated? When does religion become the determining factor in identity? The distinctive element we wish to emphasize is that […]Read more "Religion & Ethnicity."
PRINCIPLES. 1. The effective protection of the heritage of the indigenous peoples of the world benefits all humanity. Cultural diversity is essential to the adaptability and creativity of the human species as a whole. 2. To be effective, the protection of indigenous peoples’ heritage should be based broadly on the principle of self-determination, which includes […]Read more "Principles & Guidelines for The Protection of The Heritage of Indigineous People."
Born Kamisese Kapaiwai Tuimacilai Mara, May 6, 1920, in Lomaloma, Fiji; died from complications of a stroke, April 18, 2004, in Suva, Fiji. Politician. As a tribal chief of the Lau Islands of eastern Fiji, Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara led his people to independence from Britain, becoming Fiji’s first prime minister in 1970. During the […]Read more "Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara."