Did you know that there is some Fijian blood (Kawa i Taukei) in the Arctic?
A Fiji Times article dated March 3rd 1967 highlights a story of descendants of five Fijians that jumped ship in Tuktoyaktuk in the North West of Canada sometime during mid to late 1800s. The five men said to have been shanghaied were forced to join a whaling ship that was operating outside Fiji waters. These men then adapted to the lifestyle of the Eskimos, inter marrying and making a life for themselves. Here is the article with an interview with author Lucien Ben Burman, who met the descendants 53 years ago.