Provincials days preserve our culture: Somare

Initiatives like provincial days, especially by students, is a good way of keeping our culture alive.

“We need to hear more about our different cultures and it’s good if these people could also write their own folklores,” says Sir Michael Somare.

Sir Michael says such events allow the people of a particular place to narrow down and portray on what they believe in.

But Sir Michael adds that more should be done.

He states the shows are telling a story…but folklores must also be written to capture these beliefs and traditions.

“We need Papua New Guineans to write their own folklores... Folklores about their own culture, their own tradition so their people can read it in the long run,” Sir Michael points out.

He says the education system has completely isolated indigenous people from their own culture.

Gloria Bauai