Culture & Tradition
The iTaukei Trust Fund Board (TTFB) supports and promotes the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage as guided by the principles enshrined in the “iTaukei Trust Fund Act”, the core objective of The iTaukei Trust Fund Board (TTFB) is to help develop the management, leadership and entrepreneurial skills of the indigenous Fijians and Rotumans.
The prominent institution empowering the Vanua to uplift the wellbeing of iTaukei and Rotumans
To develop and facilitate initiatives that will improve the quality of life and enhance cultural traditions and values of iTaukei and Rotumans, through:
Leadership, management and entrepreneurship
Culture, heritage and language programs
To prudently invest the TTFB Funds to earn superior returns while complying with the iTaukei Trust Fund Act and to enhance the long-term value of the Trust
in the iTaukei manner, displaying kindness and concern for others
the quality of being outstanding in anything you do
whilst being culturally respectful, exemplifying openness
being answerable in all your actions and deeds
the knowledge, awareness and acceptance of other cultures including your own
To provide funding for the undertaking, promotion and sponsoring programmes on Fijian language, culture and the study of ethno-history and ethno-geography
To provide funding to help develop the management, leadership and entrepreneurial skills of the indigenous Fijians and Rotumans
To sponsor research into languages, art, and culture of the indigenous Fijians and Rotumans and the better understanding and preservation of their heritage.
Any purpose approved by the Board to be beneficial to the indigenous Fijians and Rotumans.
Our logo draws its inspiration from two elements, both synonymouswith our islands and our people.
We have the majestic Pacific Ocean; we are people of the sea. Like our forefathers, we are also seafarers, who over the course of time have looked to and depended on the Sun (and the stars) for guidance.
From the life-sustaining Pacific Ocean, we present the Golden Cowrie, one of the rarest and most exotic of marine shells. For the iTaukei, the Golden Cowrie has a deep entrenching cultural significance, being a sacred totem of mana and good fortune, traditionally worn around the neck of a chieftain as a symbol of status, prestige and power.
And then surrounding the Golden Cowrie are the magnificent overarching and energizing rays of the Sun. The blue rays signify our closeness to the ocean whilst the red symbolises our sovereignty, though we are independent, we remain interconnected and united through our traditional blood ties. The strength in our bond enables us to collectively forge ahead, innovatively adapting to a rapidly changing world.
Board of Directors
Appointed to the Board on 23 September 2021. Mr. Tagicakirewa is the Permanent Secretary – Ministry of iTaukei Affairs
Mr Sipiriano Nemani was appointed to the Board in November 2021. He has a background in Anthropology, cultural heritage management and is an experienced policy and planning advisor for culture at national, regional and international level. Mr Nemani is currently the Director of the Fiji Museum, a post he has held since 2017
Appointed to the Board on 26th November 2018. Mr Saune is the Chief Executive Officer for Merchant Bank of Fiji
Appointed to the Board in March, 2022. Has a background in Investments and finance. Ms. Kaloumaira is currently General Manager for the FHL Fund Management Ltd (FFML) and also an RBF Licensed Investment Adviser with FHL Stockbrokers Pte Ltd.
Dr. Amerita Ravuvu
Dr. Ravuvu is a early career policy research and development practitioner with a trans-disciplinary professional background in human geography, development studies and medical anthropology. She is currently a Senior Advisor at the Pacific Community’s (SPC) Public Health Division.
He has worked in various arms of government including chief police and strategic advisor to the Government of Tokelau from 2010 to 2017. Mr. Suveinakama is a Consultant Lawyer at Toganivalu Legal.