traditional weaving

Cultural Preservation

Topu Honis honors local culture and tradition by promoting indigenous music and the traditional belief system of “adat” (which is practiced in conjunction with Catholicism). The adat and other traditional practices are cornerstone elements of Topu Honis members’ lives. Fr. Richard teaches the children traditional songs, dances, and folklore of the Atoni people, while simultaneously helping them adapt to a changing modern society. Topu Honis kids have access to television, movies, computers, and phones but are still educated in their traditional culture.

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