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Many of the men wear watches but few of them work. The men follow the time of the tide. Life comes alive at night when the cool wind blows.
Rather than functioning as a capitalist society, Pukapuka functions as a Polynesian commune. Pukapuka, along with Mangaia and Mitiaro, have no land court. Traditional leaders make the decisions about land, practice, and protocol. In Pukapuka, most of the land is owned communally You got Cook Islands girl swag area the villages.
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The Ministry of Cultural Development sees this as an opportunity for everyone to research, talk to elders, and learn about their own islands through uncovering the multiple meanings of the traditional calendar. This theme takes us back to the skills and spirituality of our ancestors, from fishing to planting, to genealogy, mythology, and traveling on the vakas, canoes. With the moon we have a lot to showcase. Committees meet.
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