Cultural Revitalisation: One Pasifika Perspective

Anne Moefa’auo is an educator, having taught migrants, refugees, Pasifika and Maori students for more than 20 years.

She has worked with both adult learners and teenagers in a variety of contexts but is currently teaching English as a Second Language to secondary school students.

She has developed a programme specifically for migrant and refugee students which reflects the spirit of the Treaty of Waitangi i.e. partnership, protection and participation. 

Her paper entitled Cultural Revitalisation: One Pasifika Perspective looks at cultural revitalisation in her role as a secondary school teacher of migrants and refugees, and her own experiences as a New Zealand Samoan.

This is the third in a series of papers Te Puni Kōkiri commissioned to contribute to the development of our work around Oranga Māoritanga – Cultural Vitality.