Minister for iTaukei Affairs

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The Minister for iTaukei Affairs is the Cabinet Minister responsible for the preservation of Fijian culture and for the economic and social development of indigenous Fijians. Before 2013, the position was called Minister for Fijian Affairs.

Prior to 1999, the Minister for Fijian Affairs also presided over the Great Council of Chiefs, but after that the Great Council elected its own Chairman. The following individuals have held the office since the ministerial system was established in 1967, when Fiji was still a British colony. If the Minister was simultaneously the Prime Minister, this is indicated by an asterisk.

OrderMinisterTerm of OfficePrime Minister served under
1.Ratu Sir Penaia Ganilau1967-1970Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara
2.Ratu Sir George Cakobau1970-1972
3.Ratu William Toganivalu1972-1977
.Ratu Sir Penaia Ganilau1977-1983
4.Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara1983-1985*
5.Ratu David Toganivalu1985-1987Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara
6.Timoci Bavadra1987*
7.Ratu Josua Toganivalu1987Governor-General
Ratu Sir Penaia Ganilau
8.Ratu Meli Vesikula1987
9.Vatiliai Navunisaravi1987-1992Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara
10.Sitiveni Rabuka1992-1994*
11.Adi Samanunu Cakobau Talakuli1994-1995Sitiveni Rabuka
.Sitiveni Rabuka1995-1997*
12.Ratu Finau Mara1997-1999Sitiveni Rabuka
13.Adi Kuini Speed1999-2000Mahendra Chaudhry
14.Ratu Epeli Nailatikau2000-2001Laisenia Qarase
15.Laisenia Qarase2000-2006*
16.Ratu Epeli Ganilau2007-2008Frank Bainimarama
17.Frank Bainimarama2008–present*
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