These are Oral stories from Sikaiana, collected between 1980 and 1993 by Bill Donner. They include legends, traditional rituals, historical events, and customs. I will be adding to this collection for at least a few months.
I will start with an interview in English with Dr. John Kilatu in 1981. He was a very accomplished person. He describes his memories of traditional Sikaiana life before the arrival of missionaries, and then his life, education and work. I think this is an excellent introduction into Sikaiana traditions and life in the 20th century, and since it is in English, it will be accessible to many people.
There are a variety of different materials, including tala (faery tales), historical legends and events, and other stories. I have a note about the transcriptions and translations of these stories (002 Transcription Notes). I strongly encourage people to read this note to give background about any transcriptions and translations.
001 Dr. John Kilatu Sikaiana traditions and life history, John Kilatu Dr
002 Transcription Notes, Bill Donner Dr
003 Tehui Atahu, Oral Legend
04 Taupule, a woman from Tuvalu, Johnson Siota, Pita Sharples Dr, Priscilla Taulupo, and Bill Donner
05 Holau, the Voyage of Mr. Boe, Mark Etua, Pita Sharples, Priscilla Taulupo, and Bill Donner
07 Shot Down on Sikaiana, the Sikaiana View, Joses Elehu, Joe Elota, Samson Tiki, and Brown Saua
08 Invaders from Tona, Silas Tilikohu and Bill Donner
09 Story Tala Sina ma Puna Telauponana Telauponini, Kahana Sikaiana
10 Story Tala Tuisavalau, John Kilatu Dr
11 Story Tala Mautikitiki, Josi Sikaiana
12 Story Tala Tautunu, Samson Tiki and Priscilla Taulupo
13 Story Tala Mr. Boe, Makaleta Sikaiana and Priscilla Taulupo
story tala Aladdin, Tehilua Sikaiana
Story Tala Sina Hakana, Hanamea Sikaiana
story tala Tipalele, Josi Joyce
Tala children's story Kaitama, Rebecca Sei
Tala children's story Lata, Rebecca Sei
Tala children's story Tomai Matani, Rebecca Sei
Tala children's story Vaea, Rebecca Sei