20 March 2012
Venue: Room 429, Human Sciences Building (Building 201), 10 Symonds Street
Host: The ‘Endangered Languages’ Research Team funded by Whare Kura, Faculty of Arts, University of Auckland
Te Whare Kura: Indigenous Knowledges, Peoples and Identities is a thematic research initiative of The University of Auckland it seeks to promote research into indigenous knowledges, peoples and identities. Te Whare Kura is hosted by the Faculty of Arts.The Mauri Atua: knowledges theme of Te Whare Kura invites you to an interactive seminar presentation with international visitor Dr Sania Fa’amaile Betty Ickes via interactive video.
Dr. Sania Fa’amaile Betty Ickes, Executive Director, Te Taki ‐ Tokelau Community Inc.; Instructor in Arts & Humanities (History Faculty) at Leeward Community College (University of Hawai’i System). Dr. Ickes is from the islands of Tokelau and Sāmoa and presently resides in Oahu, Hawai’i. She earned her doctorate in History of the Pacific Islands at the University of Hawai’i at Manoā. For 8 years, Dr. Ickes has served as the Executive Director for Te Taki Tokelau Community, Inc., a grassroots‐driven, non‐profit organization that provides free Tokelau language education in Central Oahu and manages programs and projects that document, revitalize, and enhance the Tokelau language in the Hawai’i diaspora.
The seminar presentation will discuss the Lumanaki Tokelau Language School (an afterschool programme) in Hawai’i; research regarding indigenous communities and revitalising and enhancing native language of Tokelau knowledge in Hawai’i focusing on Gagana and Aganuku Tokelau (language and culture). The seminar will follow with an interactive discussion.
RSVP: email@example.com by 5pm Monday 19/3/2012 as the facility has limited seating