Indigenous land and culture go hand in hand. Without our land, we cannot practice our culture. To preserve our culture, we have to preserve our land. Indigenous culture cannot survive without our village (koro).
In this study, we learn from communities in Ucunivanua Village about their understanding of the Vanua. Through transects and mapping with the community, we generate layers of social, historic-cultural and environmental importance onto a map.
Through the study we seek to explore how traditional Indigenous knowledge including the Vanua can be applied within environmental and cultural conservation programs.