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Fa'avae, David Taufui Mikato – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
The thematic currency of this paper is a post-covid concern. My "talatalanoa" sits alongside Pacific educators' voices in this volume of the Waikato Journal of Education, colleagues from Aotearoa New Zealand's Realm Nations of the Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau. While adopting a place-based and Indigeno-centric Pasifika/Pacific gaze…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Aporosa, S. Apo; Fa'avae, David Taufui Mikato – Waikato Journal of Education, 2021
Pacific practice is grounded in "vanua" and "fonua," Fijian and Tongan terms encapsulating notions of land, culture and people. "Fono at the Fale" and "Veiqaraqaravi Vakavanua" are expressions of "vanua" and "fonua" cultural practice and are facilitated by, and through, the use of kava.…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Pacific Islanders, Cultural Influences, Indigenous Populations
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Hemi, Keakaokawai Varner; Bulisala, Sianiti Nakabea; Aporosa, S. Apo; Fa'avae, David Taufui Mikato – Waikato Journal of Education, 2021
The appointment of the University of Waikato's first Assistant Vice-Chancellor Pacific in February 2019 was an important milestone, not only recognising years of work and dedication by numerous Pacific and Maori staff, but triggering a new strategic direction for 'Pacific at Waikato'. This paper explains that journey, one that is underpinned by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Knowledge, Cultural Influences