Kia ora and warm Pacific greetings!
On Thursday 31st May the first Kai and Kōrero event of 2018 will be held in Auckland and I encourage any Maori and Pasifika practitioners, workers or supporters with a strong interest in career development, education, social services, or health and wellbeing, to come and join us.
So what is Kai and Kōrero?
The concept grew out of the Maori and Pacific Career Practitioners Network I have been involved with over the past year. Along with my awesome colleagues Huia Murupaenga, Fiona Timoti-Knowles, Riki Apa and Dr Lynette Reid, we decided to up the ante by having a recurring event where we can network, gain some professional development, and of course, share some food together!
Our first event will feature Dr Karlo Mila who talk about her research into polyculturalism and how cultural experiences impact on the identities of Pasifika people in Aotearoa.
Please message me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to come along or if you wish to find our more. You can also join our Facebook group to receive updates on future events: https://www.facebook.com/groups/124211434911417/
He aha te mea nui o te ao
What is the most important thing in the world?
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata
It is the people, it is the people, it is the people