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Posted by admin On October - 25 - 2006

Being chief of a Fijian village is a job of a lifetime. After being elected by the chief family the chief can do whatever he wants until he dies – in good or bad ways. When he dies people mourn for 100 days. In that time of grifing they will not go fishing but they will knot a new fishing net what will be inaugurated the first day after the 100 days of mourning. The complete chief family arrives from all Fijian families for that festivities. I was invited as well of Archie who works at Susie’s plantation (where I stay at the time) and his father who belong to the chief family. We used the first time the new net and got all kinds of fish. After that we had food and cake and kava. I am glad I could experience this since its very unique.

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