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Puna praises of our cultural heritage

Monday 9 November 2015 | Published in Politics

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Prime Minister Henry Puna spoke of the importance of cultural heritage at the UNESCO General Conference in Paris this week where he said Cook Islands’ cultural heritage was not buildings and monuments. “Our cultural heritage is centuries of calendars for fishing and planting, traditional navigation, using our ocean and environment to signal our weather, drum beats and dance steps. These are the things that have made our country what it is, and are still all in use today.”

Prime Minister Henry Puna spoke of the importance of cultural heritage at the UNESCO General Conference in Paris this week where he said Cook Islands’ cultural heritage was not buildings and monuments. “Our cultural heritage is centuries of calendars for fishing and planting, traditional navigation, using our ocean and environment to signal our weather, drum beats and dance steps. These are the things that have made our country what it is, and are still all in use today.”


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