PASIFIKA NARRATIVES

Pasifika Narratives – “Our Voice is our Liberation” highlights Pasifika stories and issues in a quarterly 30-minute video series released on our PICA-WA social media platforms. Pasifika Narratives covers local policy and social issues unique to the Pacific Northwest, while covering global issues that impact the Pasifika Diaspora in Washington State and the greater United States. Pasifika Narratives also serves as a medium for cultural work highlights, promoting Pasifika Creatives in having an avenue to share their body of work.

2021 COVID-19 & Health Series: 7 Episodes

Samoan community

This episode in our COVID series highlights the Samoan Washington community and the stories of Herema Pouono, Daniel Pritchard, Desmond Maiava, Tiare Chanel, Dr. Malik Fuimaono and cultural highlights from Freda & Violet Crichton and also the taualuga performed by Shadrach Lautalo. 

fijian community

This episode in our COVID series highlights the Fijian Washington community and the stories of Destinee Harris, Amelia Bai, Waisale Serevi, and cultural highlights performed by Mona & Keleni Tavaiqia and Destinee Harris.

Tongan community

This episode in our COVID series highlights the Tongan Washington community and the stories of Sinaaloitafuna Packer, Va’eomatoka Valu, Atelete Makasini & Sylvia Fatima Aho with cultural highlights performed by Atelete, Amelia & Savelio Makasini. 

chuukese community

This episode in our COVID series highlights the Chuukese Washington community and the stories of Rita Wallace, Triple Js, Calson Tiweyang, Layla Afu, Monessa Kim & cultural song by the First Chuukese Women’s Association of Washington. 

marshallese community

This episode in our COVID series highlights the Marshallese Washington community and the stories of Jiji Jally, Limman Takiah, the Heine family, Cece Heine & JR Kiona with cultural performances by the Pasifika Wayfinders of PICA-WA.