Roxina Filrang is from the island of Kosrae in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), and has a particular interest in medical ethnobotany of Micronesia. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Botany from the University of Hawai`i – Manoa (U.H.) in December 2007, and is now a graduate student studying Educational Technology at U.H. She was a member of Pacific Voices, (a team headed by Dr. James Skouge, headquartered in the U.H. College of Education, Department of Special Education), which promoted the ethical uses of technology to “give voice” to indigenous peoples of the Pacific to honor and preserve language and culture, especially as related to health and education.
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- Digital Storybooks: Where Stories Come to Life!
The Western forms of literacy and formal education have successfully influenced education throughout the Pacific. Many Pacific Islanders now reside in Guam and Hawaii in search of “better” healthcare and education. Our children attend American public schools. Traditionally, we learn through our native language from oral stories and hands-on learning.
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