The Bishop of Malaita visited Sikaiana in 1980. As part of his visit Sikaiana people performed some traditional activities including the beginning of the traditional teika lle. Traditionally, the Teika Llee was performed when a large fish or animal washed ashore. It was performed to placate Te Aliki Moana (“Chief of the Ocean) who might be angry. It was then performed as an example of a traditional ceremony for important visitors during the Protectorate period, administrators and religious leaders. During my stay it was performed twice, once in 1980 for the visit of the Bishop of Malaita and again in 1983, when the Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands, Solomon Mamaloni visited Sikaiana. As the Bishop came ashore, women lift him up and carry him, as they might a large fish or animal that washed ashore. They then performed traditional dances.