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dc.contributor.authorTominiko, Falaniko
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-18T21:42:45Z
dc.date.available2017-05-18T21:42:45Z
dc.date.issued2014-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10652/3714
dc.description.abstractFirstly, what is the Samoan Tatau? The Samoan tatau is the ancient practice of body marking or tattooing using the ‘au or traditional tools. The tatau is a body adornment given only to men and it covers roughly 60% of the body, starting from around the mid back area, down to just below the knees.     It is a tradition that has been practiced by Samoans for many centuries. Although it has been often referred to as an ‘art form’, it is actually a living being. It is living in the sense that the canvas on which the tatau is printed is living, it breathes, it moves, it feeds and more importantly, it speaks. It is often assumed that the tatau is simply a form of body adornment that other than its aesthetical value, serves no other purpose. In this paper, I endeavour to illustrate that literacy is largely connected to the tatau. I will explore this notion of the tatau being able to speak to people, and look at it from a number of generational perspectives.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.subjecttatauen_NZ
dc.subjectSamoaen_NZ
dc.subjectPasifikaen_NZ
dc.subjectliteracyen_NZ
dc.titleThe literacy of the tatauen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Oral Presentationen_NZ
dc.date.updated2017-05-10T05:33:42Z
dc.rights.holderAuthoren_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden200210 Pacific Cultural Studiesen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationTominiko, F. (2014, September). The Literacy of the Tatau. Paper presented at National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Wānanga/Fono 2014 : Navigating the Literacy and Numeracy Oceans in Aotearoa: Understanding the Currents and Tides, Auckland, New Zealand.en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleNational Centre for Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Wananga/Fonoen_NZ
unitec.conference.titleNational Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Wānanga/Fono 2014 : Navigating the Literacy and Numeracy Oceans in Aotearoa: Understanding the Currents and Tidesen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgUniversity of Waikatoen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgNational Centre of Literacy & Numeracy for Adultsen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.conference.locationTe Noho Kotahitanga Marae Unitec, Mt Albert, Aucklanden_NZ
unitec.conference.sdate2014-09-25
unitec.conference.edate2014-09-26
unitec.peerreviewedyesen_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms58397en_NZ


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