Tumu Me’i

Te tumu me’i: a breadfruit tree in the village of Hakahau, Ua Pou, 2011.  Breadfruit has been a traditional staple in the Marquesas for hundreds of years, and still appears on the table accompanied by meat and fish, or as a pounded paste known as ka’aku.  Historically, Marquesans planted a breadfruit tree when a child was born; the fruit from this tree was meant to feed the child throughout his lifetime.


Marquesan Cup Soccer!

This past weekend was the Marquesan Cup of soccer! The tournament included both classic soccer and a futsal league. In the men’s, the AS Domina from Puamau, Hiva Oa took the championship title while an Ua Pou team, Pou Au Nui, won the futsal division. Tatou, from Hiva Oa, won the women’s finals. The tournament is a great opportunity for different islands and valleys to come together for a little good-natured competition, and a rare opportunity for islanders from northern and southern groups to come together. It is supported by the Federation Tahitienne de Football (FTF).

Read more here (in French):http://www.ladepeche.pf/article/marquises/as-domina-de-hiva-oa-a-domine-le-tournoi