All images provided courtesy of Dusk Devi & Pacific Runway
Sau loa! Hele mai! Listen, hold space and interact with our Pasifika community across the diaspora. Let us reach back by moving forward in thought and action!
The Pasifika Creatives is a Pasifika led and inclusive club on the audio-only app Clubhouse. Led by McKayla Seiuli-Afemata (Samoa), Kamalei Brown (Samoa, Tonga) and Falefia Jr Fuamatu (Samoa), Pasifika Creative’s mission is “to hold a safe and inclusive space (keu le vā) for their vast and ever-expanding community. While this is a safe space for Tagata Pasifika, all are welcome to the table. Circumnavigating our Indigenous identity and the spaces we find ourselves in, let us come together to talanoa and connect through shared and individual experiences.”
Pasifika Creative are hosting a talanoa on 12th/13th April called Pō Talanoa: Grounding Indigenous Pasefika Ethics. From The Kava Bowl, Poly Cafe, Bebo, FB, Ig, TikTok and CH, Pasifika peoples continue to connect in the Digital Vā. Join us as we talanoa about protocols and ethics of our interactions on Clubhouse – with Falefia Jr Fuamatu (Samoa), ‘Inoke Hafoka (Tonga), Joseph Seia (Samoa), Leone Winterstein (Samoa, Germany) and Talanoa’s own Brandon Tacadena (Tokelau, Samoa, Phillipines, Germany) and Emele Ugavule (Tokelau, Fiji). Monday 12th April at 6pm HST, 9pm PST, 10MST/Tuesday 13th April 12pm AWST, 2pm AEST.
For further reading, check out some resources compiled by our Associate Educator, Brandon Tacadena.
- Albert Wendt – Tatauing the Post-Colonial Body
- Hūfanga ʻŌkusitino Māhina: The Tongan Tradition History Tala-Ē-Fonua (1992)
- Lealiʻifano Albert Refiti: Mavae and Tofiga (2015)
- Penelope Schoeffel: Daughters of Sina: A study of Gender, Status and Power in Western Samoa (1979)
- Peter Brunt, Teresia Teaiwa, April Henderson, Jim Vivieaere, Albert Refiti, Ema Tavola and Ron Brownson: Round Table: Thinking Through Oceania Now (2010)
- Tēvita Kaʻili: Pacific Patterns (2017)
- Vicente M. Diaz, Epeli Hauʻofa Memorial Lecture: Backing into the Future: Transindigenous Sea, River, Plains, and Skyfaring Between Faichuuk in the Caroline Islands and Miní Sóta Makhóčhe in the Eastern Plains. (2018)
Resources found through Vā Moana/ Pacific Spaces.
As part of our commitment to building educational resources for Oceanic peoples, there will be notes taken of this session.
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