Hui Fono Online Workshops

Tēnā koutou katoa, Talofa lava, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Namaste, Mālō ni, Fakatalofa atu, Halo ola keta, Mauri and warm Pasifika greetings to you. 

Due to the latest Covid-19 levels, we have made the decision to provide the Hui Fono Regional workshops online. These unique workshops are centred on Māori and Pasifika knowledge, and teaching and learning practices. We have opened this space to all in the ACE sector.

We are fortunate to be able to provide the following online Hui Fono workshops (registration links are below): 

  • Workshop 1: Cook Islands Pedagogy - Learning through Ura, 24 September 2021
  • Workshop 2: Weaving cultural practices to understand western frameworks: A community perspective, 1 October 2021
  • Workshop 3: Civics Education: The Land, The Sea, The People, 8 October 2021
  • Workshop 4: Vā, 15 October 2021

Please register for each event to receive details on how to join. 

Workshop 1: Cook Islands Pedagogy - Learning through Ura

Friday 24 September 2021, 10:00 - 11:30 am
This workshop is an opportunity to learn through a practical introduction to the performing art of ura. Te Hau Winitana will reflect on her creative process, teaching practice, pedagogy as a Creative Director and teacher of traditional and contemporary Cook Islands and Tahitian dance, and her passion to use dance and movement as a storytelling empowerment tool in communities. Kaupapa Pasifika is embedded in the ethos and epistemology of ura. 

Workshop 2: Weaving cultural practices to understand western frameworks: A community perspective

Friday 1 October 2021, 11:00 - 12:30 pm
This workshop is an opportunity to learn around the “kava bowl”. We will discuss what this looks like in a community context through the Tongan cultural practice of faikava (kava drinking) and using the kakala research method. This workshop will be facilitated by Dr Edmond Fehoko. Ed is a postdoctoral Fellow at Te Wānanga o Waipapa Pacific Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Auckland.

Click here to register for Workshop 2.

Workshop 3: Civics Education: The Land, The Sea, The People

Are you working with learners in the civics education space? In this workshop, Peter Foaese and Melissa Lama will help you explore the concept of citizenship, from individual, local, and global identities. How do we participate? What informs our participation? How do youth participate in civics education, in Aotearoa? You are welcome to bring your learners along too.

Click here to register for Workshop 3.

Workshop 4: Vā

Friday 15 October 2021, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
This workshop is an opportunity to learn about the concept of vā (relationship/relational space). We will explore vā through a community perspective from a Sāmoan and Tongan lens and critically reflect on how this could be applied in our work in all situations. This workshop will be presented by Aiono Manu Faaea. 

Click here to register for Workshop 4.