In our recent post on our FB Page, many of you our readers, were offended by my comment that “You are not an authentic Niuean unless you know the Language and Culture…” or words to that effect.
Our followers then took to our Page to tell us that we have no right to publish the comment or no authority or that we were rude. Another said that while she recognized our right to free speech, we should pay attention to the consequences of our words.
While we are very surprised by the reaction, we are nevertheless thankful that many of you have taken the time to give us feedback. We apologize to those whose posts we have removed, but the rules are the rules, we do not accept slander or profanity.
Anyway, we have decided to allocate some of our time and space on the website, to the development of the Niue language and culture.
This page contains resources for anyone who wants to learn – we will add to it as we go.
If you want us to help promote your Niue classes and courses please let us know.
Vagahau Niue In the NZ Curriculum.
This PDF is very interesting as it not only contains many Niuean phrases and words, but also the curriculum the schools in NZ are using. It was compiled by MPP and a group of dedicated Niuean educators.
Koe PDF nei, fuluola foki he loga e tau kupu Niue moe tau phrases ke fakaako aki a koe.
Ponataki, Tukutaula ke Mauokafua e Vagahau Niue.
This is a very good resource prepared by the Niue Youth Network in Auckland and the good folks at MPP (Ministry for Pacific Peoples). There are some activities here for you to use.
Koe fakaakoaga nei, taute he matakau Niue Youth Network moe MPP – mitaki lahi e fakaakoaga nei, he loga e tau activities more tau puhala fakaako.
Vagahau Niue Trust (Auckland)
VN Trust started many years ago, they have been very active out in the community including the Vagahau Niue week. They sell CDs and learning resources which you can buy directly from their website.
Koe Vagahau Niue Trust, taha matakau ne fae lali ke fakaako e vagahau moe tau aga fakamotu. Loga foki ha lautolu a tau pepa moe tau CD, ne fae fakatau fakamukamuka kaeke kua manako a koe, ke fakatau.
Nogiata Tukimata, Learning Her Native Tongue through Research.
Interesting story about one of our own children who’s studying Niuean at Tertiary level, using research.