Shared Cultural Values & Social Etiquettes


MU-BI has released a summary of some of the shared cultural values and similarities across the Micronesian regions of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), and the Republic of Palau (ROP). These were presented by a panel comprising of some of the MU-BI Board of Directors during the conference entitled, “Serving Youth and Families: Culture, Family Dynamics and Social Etiquette” on September 12, 2014 at the Imiloa Astronomy Center at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Sponsored by the Hawaii County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney and MU-BI, the daylong conference provided some helpful tips for Hawaii County service providers who work directly with Micronesian youth and families.  Click here to download the summary (pdf format).

Conference for Service Providers to Understand Micronesian Youth & Families

Micronesians United – Big Island (MU-BI) and the Hawaii County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney have teamed up to hold a workshop entitled, “Serving Youth and Families:  Culture, Family Dynamics, & Social Etiquette” on Friday, September 12, 2014, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm at Imiloa. The conference is aimed at informing service providers who provide government services to citizens of the Freely Associated States (FAS) of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Republic of Palau (ROP), and the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI). Members of the MU-BI board will serve as panelists. If you work in a government agency with clients from the FAS countries, then click here to download this information sheet and register for the free conference.

Click here to download summary of the panelists’ talk.

Know Your Employment Rights Workshop – Understand Form I-9

FREE Information Workshop on FORM I-9


  • Have you ever been turned down for a job because you did not have these documents? Form I-94 and Passport
  • Did you know that this is illegal to do by the Employers?
  • Or were you ever told that the information on Form I-9 was not clear or correct?

Come and learn about your rights. And what you can do when you need to correct Form I-9.

C. Sebastian Aloot, Esq. , Acting Special Counsel, DOJ
Ken Sherman & Darlene Kutara, USCIS

County of Hawaii Office of Aging
Conference Room
1055 Kino’ole Street, Hilo

Monday June 18, 2012

1:30pm – 3:30pm

Reservations recommended! RSVP to Rose Bautista, Office of Immigration @ (808) 961-8220.
Jointly Sponsored by the Dept. of Justice, USCIS, and COH Immigration Office

Click here to download flyer to post or share with others.

Micronesian Economic Empowerment Workshop II

A Workshop by Micronesians for Micronesians“

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We can not control the wind, but we can always adjust the sail.”  Join us for a day of community work and fun as we bring our Micronesian community together to find solutions and reach for more economic opportunities for our community today and for our children tomorrow.

Speakers, Panels, Cultural Demonstrations, Resource Tables. Lunch will be provided

Date: Sat.-June 9th, 2012
Place: United Community Church’1110 Kinoole Street
Time: 8:30 am —3:00 pm

Further info call Jermy 345-3271, Miki 557-4462, Craig 640-1670. Please download the PDF flyer and disseminate in your community.