Where We Work

Pacific Peoples’ Partnership, located in Victoria BC on Southern Vancouver Island, is a situated guest within unceded Lekwungen Coast Salish traditional territories. We emphasize and take direction from Indigenous knowledge to support the aspirations of First Nations Peoples of British Columbia and Small Island Developing States of the South Pacific.

Pacific Peoples’ Partnership has a proud history of advancing global Indigenous relations. Over our 40 year history we have been fortunate to work closely with Indigenous peoples in Canada and across the South Pacific.  Many of our programs have been created in partnership with local host nations, Indigenous organizations, and peoples.

Early in our organizations history, we implemented programming that connected Indigenous peoples of Canada with peoples of the Pacific.  This was in response to our growing understanding of the importance and power within connecting Indigenous peoples for knowledge and cultural exchanges.

These cross-Pacific exchanges provide opportunities for mutual problem solving, cultural protection, and network-building.

The South Pacific is made up of three distinct regions: Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia.

These are made up of 13 sovereign states and 16 dependencies.

Polynesia

Hawaii

New Zealand

Easter Island

American Samoa

Samoa

Cook Islands

French Polynesia

Niue Island

Tokelau

Tuvalu

Tonga

Wallis

Futuna

Pitcairn Island.

 

Micronesia

Kiribati

Nauru

The Marianas (Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands)

The Republic of the Marshall Islands

Palau

The Federated States of Micronesia

Melanesia

The Island of New Guinea (east)

The Bismarck and Louisiade archipelagos

Admiralty Islands

Bougainville Island

Maluku Islands

Solomon Islands

New Caledonia

Loyalty Islands

Vanuatu

Fiji

Norfolk Island