The roof represents cultural values and beliefs that is the shelter for life. Culture is dynamic and therefore constantly evolving and adapting. In some Pacific families, this culture may be a traditional approach based on the particular Pacific Island identity of that group. In other families they may lean more toward a Palagi approach where those particular family members practice the Palagi values and beliefs. Other families may live their lives in a continuum that stretches from a traditional Pacific cultural orientation to a Palagi cultural orientation.