Posted: April 21, 2016 Filed under: Interview, Long Read | Tags: ancestors, Aotearoa, culture, decolonisation, further education, Grace Mera Molisa, History, indigenous culture, kastom, Māori, New Zealand, Pacific region, Pala Molisa, Pasifika, Sela Molisa, Vanuatu, West Papua
Ni-Vanuatu scholar Pala Molisa, PhD. Photo: Victoria University
Pala Molisa was born in Vanuatu, but did most of his schooling in New Zealand. He’s now a lecturer at Victoria University’s Business School, with a PhD in accounting. Not your usual, yawn-inducing kind of accounting, but the kind that gets him called an “activist accountant”. Here he talks to Dale Husband of e-tangata about why Māori and other Pasifika people need to reconnect “the threads of whakapapa [geneaology, ancestry] that colonisation has broken” — and unite to tackle the big social and ecological challenges of our time.
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Posted: April 17, 2016 Filed under: Video | Tags: Australia, Australia Award, aviation, education, further education, scholarship, Vanuatu
Regina Andrew is currently studying aircraft maintenance engineering at an Australian college after winning an Australia Award scholarship. In this video, Read the rest of this entry »