Te Reo Wainene O Tua (The Sweet Story of Yester-year)

November 3, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Hālau o Haumea, Center for Hawaiian Studies Add to Calendar

Te Reo Wainene o Tua (TRWOT) is an innovative te Reo Māori storytelling kaupapa that brings together a collective of high profile te Reo Māori (Māori Language) advocates and parents. Honoring the deep genealogical connections between the Tangata Māori and Kanaka Maoli, TRWOT has embarked on their first international collaboration to Hawai‘i as part of the Creative New Zealand International Indigenous Art Form Exchange 2015. TRWOT imparts history and Mātauranga Māori about their tupuna and culture through the traditional oral art form of storytelling in te Reo Māori. 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 (Ngāti Pukeko, Te Whānau ā 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 children’s book author.

Scotty Morrison (Ngāti Whakaue), Storyteller, brings with him te reo and tikanga expertise, and an extensive background in television, radio and Māori media in general.

Stacey Morrison (Ngāi 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 (Ngāti Tiipa, Ngā Puhi), Creative Director, Photographer & Social Media

Lee Timutimu (Ngāti Awa, Tuhoe), Director & Project Coordinator

Event Sponsor
Ethnic Studies Dept., Māori Language Program, Hawaiian Theatre Program, Ctr for Pacific Islands Studies, Ctr for Hawaiian Language, Ctr for Hawaiian Studies, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Ty Tengan, (808) 956-8086, ttengan@hawaii.edu, http://www.ethnicstudies.hawaii.edu

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