341days since
    OBSA2013

    Recent site activity

    Program

    Note to Presenters

     

    1. Please limit your presentation to 25 minutes.  I am sure it's not very Pasifika to set time limits on presentations, but in this case we have to in order to allow ample times for your fellow presenters, and for more talanoa

     

    2. The Fale Pasifika has its own mobile station with fully-equipped presentation facility (notebook, video, audio, etc) - you only need to bring your memory sticks (with your presentation files in it) if you are planning to do a slideshow.

     

    3. We need to collect copies (eletronic or otherwise) of all presentations/papers to compile into one Talanoa volume.  Please bring a copy with you on the day of your presentation.

     

    4. If you have any further request, please send it directly to me (Nasili) at either one of these email addresses: n.vakauta@auckland.ac.nz & nvakauta@gmail.com (make sure to send it before not after the conference).

     

    Thursday 10th September 2009

    9.30-10.30

    Powhiri – Dr Te Tuhi Robust & Wesley College Staff & Students

    10.30-11.15

    Opening Talanoa Dr Jenny Te Paa (Te Rau Kahikatea)

    Title: “E anga ana te Hāhi ki te hōhou i te rongo ki nga wāhine o Te Moana nui a kiwa?”

    11.15-11.30

    Morning Break

    11.30-1.00

     

    Session 1 - Presiding: Rangi Nicholson

    Dr Winston Halapua: Towards a Tīkanga Theology: The Story of the Three Tikanga Church, The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

    University of Auckland/College of the Diocese of Polynesia

    Rosaline Uanivā Havea: Tīkanga-Pasifika” (Pacific ways) and workplace implications:  a mismatch between aspiration and reality?

    Sydney, Australia

    Don Ikitoelagi: Sacred (tabu) Nature of Our Cultures

    Uniting Church of Australia

    Question & Discussion

    1.00-2.00

    Lunch Break

    2.00-3.30

     

    Session 2 – Presiding: Dr ‘Ama’amalele Tofaeono Siolo II

    Sione Tu’itahi: Tufunga Fonua: Contributing to the Collective Material and Spiritual Prosperity of Tongans in Aotearoa

    Pasifika@Massey University

    Dr Palatasa Havea: Food in Pacific cultures: Implications on Diasporic Life and Wellbeing

    Fonterra

    A/Prof Richard Moyle: Holier than thou? The language of culture meets the language of
    Christianity on Takuu

    Question & Discussion

    3.30-3.45

    Afternoon Break

    3.45-5.30

    Panel 1: Overseas-born/2nd Gens Panel – Presiding: Katalina Tahaafe-Williams

    Panelists:

    Sitīveni Faupula: Negotiating the Present and Future of Second Generation Sunday School and Christian Youth for Islanders Abroad;

    Itu Taito: 2nd Gen-ers and 2nd Gen-res’: Beyond the Mono-culture: An Australian Perspective;

    Question & Discussion

    Mixing & Talanoa (Afternoon Meal)

     

     

     

    Friday 11th September 2009

    9.30-10.15

    Keynote Talanoa – Misatauveve Dr Melani Anae (Centre for Pacific Studies, UoA)

    Title: Why are our young people leaving our Churches?: Pacific NZ-born youth and the search for spirituality

    10.15-11.45

     

    Session 3 – Presiding: Dr Palatasa Havea

    Dr Marit Vamarasi: Keeping the Rotu in Rotuma (and Elsewhere)

    Chicago

    Hapakuke Pierre Leleivai: "Lotu and Custom in Uvea Is (Wallis & Futuna Is.): The Uvean and Futunan Catholic Church After 2005 Crisis: Implementations, Consequences and Prospects

    Wallis & Futuna

    Paula Onoafe Lātū:  Tongan Methodists Divisions: An Insider’s View

    Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga

    Question & Discussion 

    11.45-12.00

    Morning Break

    12.00-1.00

    Session 4 - Presiding: Dr ‘Etuate Saafi

    Mō’ale ‘Otunuku: Tongan Parents’ Conceptions of Schooling

    University of Auckland

    Dr Linitā Manu’atu: TalanoaMālie: Good Tidings in the Academy

    Auckland University of Technology

    Question & Discussion

    1.00-2.00

    Lunch Break

    2.00-3.30

     

    Session 5 - Presiding: Eseta Mateiviti

    Katalina Tahaafe-Williams: Feminist Epistemology, Power Relations and Knowledge Productions

    United Theological College, Parramatta

    Tālita Toluta’u: Talanoa: Matala ‘o e Fonua

    Auckland University of Technology

    Question & Discussion

    3.30-3.45

    Afternoon Break

    3.45-5.00

    Panel 2: Molumalu ‘o e Mo’ui: Theology of the Body

    Presiding: Dr Linitā Manu’atu

    Panelists: Sioana Faupula, Sela Mafi Taufa, Sitela Naimet, Nicole Alexander

    Australia National University, Canberra

    Question & Discussion

    Mixing & Talanoa

    Pacific-style Conference Dinner & Cultural Night @ the Fale Pasifika

    Guest of Honour: Rev Dr Ilaitia Sevati Tuwere“Vanua, Lotu Kei Na Matanitū: Then, Now and Where?”

    Former Principal of the Pacific Theological College, Suva, Fiji; former President of the Methodist Church of Fiji and Rotuma; currently a Lecturer in Systematic Theology at the School of Theology (University of Auckland and St John’s College; a leading figure in Pacific theology; the author of books and many articles.

     


     

    Saturday 12th September 2009

    9.30-10.15

    Keynote Talanoa – Dr Melenaite Taumoefolau (Centre for Pacific Studies, UoA)

    Title: "De-colonizing Pacific Studies: Privileging Pacific languages and indigenous knowledges."

    10.15-10.30

    Morning Break

    10.30-12.00

    Session 6: Presiding – Mō’ale ‘Otunuku

    Prof Sitaleki ‘A. Fīnau: Pacificans and Cultural Democracy: United We Stand, Divided We Fall

    Pasifika@Massey University

    Iani Nēmani: The Role of Remittances in Community Economic Development in Tonga

    Department of Labour, NZ

    Frank Smith: Tapu, FaaSamoa, and the Environment

    University of Auckland/College of the Diocese of Polynesia

    Question & Discussion

    12.00-1.00

     

    Session 7 - Presiding: Hapakuke Pierre Leleivai

    ‘Ikani Lātū Fakasi’I’eiki: The Biblical Calendar from an Ecological Perspective

    Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California

    Siosifa Pole: Kāinga as a Hermeneutical Metaphor

    University of Auckland

    Question & Discussion

    1.00-2.00

    Lunch Break

    2.00-3.30

     

    Session 8 - Presiding: Seforosa Carroll

    Beverly Moana Hall-Smith: Ko au te whenua/ I am the land: A Maori woman’s ecological reading of Judges 19

    St John’s College

    Marlene Wilkinson: Help me read the Bible! Reading the Bible from a Multi-cultural Perspective

    Sia’atoutai Theological College

    Sisilia Tupou-Thomas: The Call to Follow Jesus in Diaspora: A Tongan's Statement of Faith

    Uniting Church of Australia

    Question & Discussion

    3.30-4.30

    Panel 3 – Manahine Panel “The Pacific Patriarchy.”

    Presiding: Fei Taualealeausumai

    Panelists: Linda Hope, Seforosa Carroll, Charissa Suli

    Question & Discussion

    4.30-5.00

    Closing Event – OCP Youth & Tonga Youth Trust

    Talanoa & Departure

    © Talanoa Oceania 2009

     

    Č
    ĉ
    Jione Havea,
    Sep 2, 2009, 4:33 AM
    Comments