A traditional war canoe, Tomoko, from Roviana in the Western Solomons participates in the Pacific flotilla at the opening of the 11th Festival of Pacific Arts in Honiara. June 2012.  American Samoa hosted in 2008 and Hawaiʻi will be hosting in 2020.
A traditional war canoe, Tomoko, from Roviana in the Western Solomons participates in the Pacific flotilla at the opening of the 11th Festival of Pacific Arts in Honiara. June 2012. The Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture is a traveling festival hosted every four years by a different Pacific Island Country. It was initiated by The Pacific Community (SPC), and first held in Fiji in 1972, to stop the erosion of the traditional practices by sharing and exchanging culture at each festival. American Samoa hosted in 2008 and Hawaiʻi will be hosting in 2020. [Photo: Koroi Hawkins]
#Exclusive By OffDaRock consists of the mastermind Leuila Ioane and her husband Joseph Ioane. [courtesy photo]
#Exclusive By OffDaRock from American Samoa will be in London during London Pacific Fashion Week from the 13-17 September 2018.  Despite what their name suggests; Exclusive By OffDaRock is very inclusive and very welcoming of all people of different colors, shapes and sizes. #Exclusive By OffDaRock consists of the mastermind Leuila Ioane and her husband Joseph Ioane. [courtesy photo]
Aua's kindergarten graduation ceremony earlier this month
It's graduation and promotion season! From K-5 to 8th grade and Level 12, graduates are being celebrated as they complete one milestone and prepare to tackle another. Pictured are two youngsters following Aua's kindergarten graduation ceremony earlier this month. [photo: BC]
A traditional war canoe, Tomoko, from Roviana in the Western Solomons participates in the Pacific flotilla at the opening of the 11th Festival of Pacific Arts in Honiara. June 2012.  American Samoa hosted in 2008 and Hawaiʻi will be hosting in 2020.
#Exclusive By OffDaRock consists of the mastermind Leuila Ioane and her husband Joseph Ioane. [courtesy photo]
Aua's kindergarten graduation ceremony earlier this month

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