People of the Pacific

Selina Malu, Staff Writer

Who are the people of the Pacific? What kind of people are they? I’ll tell you what they are the Pacific islanders of Hawaii, Tuvalu, Samoa, Tahiti, Niue, Cook Island, Easter Island, Tonga, and New Zealand. They are tall and lighter-skinned than the Micronesian’s and Melanesian’s. Their hair is darker and is either straight or wavy. They are very religious people with very high standards. They are athletes that you cherish on your favorite teams; the beautiful and handsome people that you see performing in the pacific cultural center, the talented singers you hear in your multicultural assemblies.

Thursday, November 11 Mrs. Susi Feltch Malohifo’ou came to guest speak to us at Hunter High school during Ms. Tuck’s second period on B-days,  Mrs. Feltch Malohifo’ou talked about her business PIK2AR. PIK2AR, also known as Pacific Island Knowledge 2 Action Resources. It is a non-profit organization that helps all Pacific Islanders create a positive change for themselves and for their benefit. Susi also informed us of our pacific ancestor’s migration in the last decade of the 18th century. She taught us how our Hawaiian natives came to America to become fur traders. But after their contracts, they returned back home to Hawaii. In 1910 many of the small Pacific Islands came to the United States to help the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints build chapel buildings. Susi’s mission is to help all Pacific islanders become better people and stop the violence, by teaching us our history, how to save money, and overall helping us to better ourselves and become a united family.