Presented at South Pacific Language and Literature Conference

Presented at South Pacific Language and Literature Conference on Friday. Man, intimidating! There I was, a palagi, speaking in front of Albert Wendt, Reina Whaitiri, Robert Sullivan, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Lani Wendt-Young, Grace Taylor, Michelle Johansson, Mua Strickson-Pua . . . Reina said that the work of palagi researchers and historians is “necessary but problematic”. That’s exactly how I feel! But so blessed to be able to connect with such awesome people.

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  1. Lisa
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    Meitaki ma’ata David. Fantastic! We have just been up to a CNZ conference in Auckland about Arts for, with and by Young people. I think you should have presented at that too. Sorry we didn’t get a chance to get to see you it was very busy. Would love to see/read about your presentation.
    Keep up the great work.

    Lisa

    • David Riley
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      hey kia orana Lisa! bummer . . . it would have been cool to see you when you came up but i know it must have been a full on time! its awesome to hear from you again and you guys keep up your great work too, its really inspiring to hear stories of how you keep your culture alive in the deep south 🙂

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