The traditional sport of wrestling still continues in Pukapuka and involves all the young men in the village.
After each round in the ring, the winning side sings Tila, which are special chants used only for wrestling.
The Summer Games in Pukapuka are an annual tradition from November to January. They have their roots in the ancient Polynesian Matariki/Makahiki festival season.
It’s a time of play, prayer, celebration, and feasting.
- Amelia Borofsky