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Student ID:S11173840Name:Ashmita SinghVaka Leader:Kolaia’s Vaka 1Number of words:526 wordsReflection 1: What does it mean to be a Pacific Islander today and in the future to me?Going back in history, probably around 2000 BC – AD800, people reached the South Pacific bysailing or drifting from South Asia. In fact, around 1300 seafarers took the longest step andreached Fiji which was a group of islands in-between Melanesia and Polynesia [ CITATIONHis \l 1033 ]. This is where I live in today, Fiji my very own paradise.From my perspective, being a Pacific Islander today means to be a person having a uniqueculture and identity. It gives me a feeling of pride as Pacific Island Countries is known for manythings today. The most famous one is Rugby 7s tournament in which Fiji along with Samoa andTonga are really active participants. Even in this era of growing technology, the norm and cultureof being physically connected to our respective cultural groups still runs in the Pacific Island

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Term
Summer
Professor
Jacki I Ana Eta
Tags
Polynesia, Pacific Islanders, Pacific Islands Forum

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