The People of the Islands

One People, Many Islands, One Community

Outer island culture and tradition include a strong sense of community, where every person is looked after and cared for, and ties between families and clans dictate everything from fishing jurisdictions, leadership frameworks, and land and ocean tenure.  They are welcoming to guests and are genuinely friendly, caring people.  They have a deep commitment to their way of life, and are working to restore traditions that have kept their communities healthy.  Human health is intimately connected to reef health in these islands, and many of their traditions and governance frameworks are designed around the ocean, and how they use and rely on it. This is their story.