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Culture breaks down

Ana Madigibuli
Saturday, April 05, 2014

THE traditional culture, customs and natural resources of iTaukei Fijians are slowly depleting with westernisation having a stronghold on iTaukei Fijians.

Ministry of iTaukei Affairs permanent secretary Savenaca Kaunisela during the Serua provincial council meeting in Navua this week said iTaukei customs, culture and natural resources were slowly depleting, which was an issue his ministry wanted to address.

Mr Kaunisela said his ministry had been conducting a culture mapping program that would get people to better understand their traditional background.

Culture Mapping is a program for the 14 provinces of Fiji that began in 2004, the main objective of the initiative is to collect and document aspects of iTaukei culture such as ceremonies, dialects and heritage sites.

Mr Kaunisela requested that the people of Serua, like any other province in the country, to enrich their traditional customs and practices, so that future generation are not left out.

He said the Ministry of iTaukei Affairs had conducted a culture mapping program for the province of Serua last week.








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