Fiji Time: 7:39 PM on Sunday 28 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Lovers say 'I do' in extraordinary love story
  2. Dig into uni
  3. Emergency decision
  4. Top three win again
  5. Up in flames
  6. Police: Heroin, a 'trans-shipment case'
  7. No date for drug suspect
  8. Weatherman forecasts rainfall
  9. Police thank public for positive response
  10. Decades of water woes finally ends

Top Stories this Week

  1. Drunk doctor claim Monday (22 Dec)
  2. Businessman in court over $30m heroin bust Wednesday (24 Dec)
  3. Axed but at peace Monday (22 Dec)
  4. $30m drug haul Tuesday (23 Dec)
  5. Police, FRCA raid uncover $A30m of heroin Monday (22 Dec)
  6. Payout for former TV execs Tuesday (23 Dec)
  7. Drug haul: Businessman to appear in court this morning Tuesday (23 Dec)
  8. Dad reunites with daughter Tuesday (23 Dec)
  9. No threat to Fiji Wednesday (24 Dec)
  10. New senior appointment Wednesday (24 Dec)