Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Cultural Connectedness: Pasifika Pride

On June 21st Julie Miller and Carl Maskell of Remuera Intermediate School took the Pasifika Pride and Ka Hikitia students on a trip to the Auckland Museum.

This was no ordinary trip through the public viewing galleries however, but an immersive, interactive and emotional journey of cultural connectedness as the students got close up and personal with a range of artefacts from throughout Polynesia.

They worked behind the scenes with the museum archaeologists, historians and curators to build stronger connections with their cultural heritage as Pasifika. The students came away from this invaluable experience with a renewed sense of pride in their Pasifika roots, feeling humbled and honoured to have gained a greater understanding of the journeys their ancestors embarked on to colonise Polynesia.

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