TKO: Pacific Islanders Seek Education And Cultural Preservation

Apr 29, 2019

It is a concern in many parts of the world, and has been through history: how can we keep our culture alive?  It is a particular issue for indigenous cultures in lands that have been colonized by people from elsewhere. 

And it is a focus of attention this week at Southern Oregon University, which hosts the Pacific Islander Indigeneity and Education Conference (May 3rd).  Rob Goodwin, the host of our Keenest Observers segment, returns to talk about the issues in keeping culture alive when people--in this case Pacific Islander students--leave home for extended periods.

Conference co-chair Shantzyn Keakaokalani Nipali and conference participants Abigail Awai and Jherica Raposa are Rob's guests.