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  • The cultural classroom: The faikava as an epistemological site for teaching and learning

    Fehoko, Edmond S. (The University of Waikato, 2017)
    My Masters research explored the experiences and perceptions of New Zealand-born Tongan males who participate in the faikava (kava-drinking). The faikava is a well-known ceremonial cultural practice that in recent times ...
  • Faikava Navigation: Space for critical discussions about identity in diaspora

    Hernandez, Daniel (The University of Waikato, 2017)
    This presentation explores a broad sense of diaspora drawing from both Mayan and Tongan concepts of time and space to explore these experiences. Additionally, Lucky Dube's song, The Other Side, is used as a framework for ...
  • Kava Haus Ltd: Distributor of innovative kava products

    Hau, Koloa (The University of Waikato, 2017)
    Koloa Hau presents on why and how Kava Haus Ltd was created, where he see opportunities in the marketplace and the challenges ahead. The presentation also showcases current kava products from overseas manufacturers that ...
  • Kava: Untangling fact from fiction

    Aporosa, Apo (2017)
    Kava, in both its plant and drink form, is Pasifika’s ‘cultural keystone species’ and a potent icon of identity with some of its medicinal efficacy legitimised within Western pharmacology and research. However, for every ...
  • Libation and sacrifice in the Samoan ‘ava ceremony

    Refiti, Albert L. (The University of Waikato, 2017)
    This presentation is an analysis of Samoan oral stories connected to the ‘ava ceremony. These foundational stories have an important connection to the role blood sacrifice played in pre ‘ava and post ‘ava Samoa. Dr Refiti ...
  • My experience as a female Tongan kava drinker

    Ma’u, Ikanamoe (The University of Waikato, 2017)
    This presentation explains the cultural values and social significance of faikava from a Tongan female’s perspective. Tongan woman kava use is a present although often hidden and controversial practice. Because of this, ...
  • On the Matter of Kava: From the Past to the Present to the Future

    Māhina, Hūfanga ‘Ōkusitino (The University of Waikato, 2017)
    Paradoxically, it is thought that people in Tonga specifically and the Moana Pacific generally walk forward (‘alu ki mu‘a) into the past (kuongamu‘a “age-in-the-front”) and, at the same timespace, walk backward (‘alu ki ...
  • Tongan men talk when the language (talanoa) and context (faikava) are Tongan

    Vaka, Sione (The University of Waikato, 2017)
    In Tongan society, Tongan males have the authority, while Tongan females hold the senior ranks in society. Other roles and responsibilities, including father, leader, provider, protector, negotiator, communicator, mentor ...