Te Reo Wainene O Tua (The Sweet Story of Yester-year)
November 3, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Mānoa Campus, HÄlau o Haumea, Center for Hawaiian Studies
Te Reo Wainene o Tua (TRWOT) is an innovative te Reo MÄori storytelling kaupapa that brings together a collective of high profile te Reo MÄori (MÄori Language) advocates and parents. Honoring the deep genealogical connections between the Tangata MÄori and Kanaka Maoli, TRWOT has embarked on their first international collaboration to Hawaiâ€˜i as part of the Creative New Zealand International Indigenous Art Form Exchange 2015. TRWOT imparts history and MÄtauranga MÄori about their tupuna and culture through the traditional oral art form of storytelling in te Reo MÄori. They strive to create career pathways and mentoring opportunities for rangatahi that are interested in this particular art form. They encourage teachers and educators to attend their workshops, as they believe storytelling methods and thought processes have educational benefits for the tamariki and rangtahi. Join us as they share their kaupapa in an evening of storytelling and dialogue.
Tamati Waaka (NgÄti Pukeko, Te WhÄnau Ä Apanui, Tuhoe), Storyteller, is an orator in both English and te reo Maori. He is a certified te reo translator. He has a background in Maori radio, and is a childrenâ€™s book author.
Scotty Morrison (NgÄti Whakaue), Storyteller, brings with him te reo and tikanga expertise, and an extensive background in television, radio and MÄori media in general.
Stacey Morrison (NgÄi Tahu, Te Arawa), Storyteller, TV Presenter, Radio Presenter, Writer, Wife, Mum. Stacey is a well-known television and radio celebrity in NZ at the moment.
Hollie Tawhiao (NgÄti Tiipa, NgÄ Puhi), Creative Director, Photographer & Social Media
Lee Timutimu (NgÄti Awa, Tuhoe), Director & Project Coordinator
Ethnic Studies Dept., MÄori Language Program, Hawaiian Theatre Program, Ctr for Pacific Islands Studies, Ctr for Hawaiian Language, Ctr for Hawaiian Studies, Mānoa Campus
Ty Tengan, (808) 956-8086, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.ethnicstudies.hawaii.edu