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Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka'uta

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Anthropological Evidence Of The 15 Intended Itaukei Tapa Cloth (Masi) Motifs Pre-Dating The Creation Of The Air Pacific/Fiji Airways Logo, Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka'uta Jan 2013

Anthropological Evidence Of The 15 Intended Itaukei Tapa Cloth (Masi) Motifs Pre-Dating The Creation Of The Air Pacific/Fiji Airways Logo, Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka'uta

Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka'uta

This short paper examines the history of Tapa in order to show that the fifteen kesakesa designs identified as trade mark worthy by Air Pacific/Fiji Airways are a significant part of the cultural heritage of the iTaukei peoples of Fiji. It will also show that Tapa and the designs/motifs found within tapa are often shared cultural designs across the Pacific. The position taken is that all forms of cultural heritage expressions must remain the intellectual property of their indigenous owners from whom this knowledge, skills and art forms originate. NO COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE can or should claim the right ...


Understanding The Basics Of Traditional Knowledge And Intellectual Property Rights In The Pacific Islands, Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka'uta Jan 2012

Understanding The Basics Of Traditional Knowledge And Intellectual Property Rights In The Pacific Islands, Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka'uta

Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka'uta

No abstract provided.


The Personal As Political: 1 A Self-Reflective Essay On The Act Of Poetry Making And Creating The “1angrynative” Persona., Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka'uta Jan 2012

The Personal As Political: 1 A Self-Reflective Essay On The Act Of Poetry Making And Creating The “1angrynative” Persona., Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka'uta

Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka'uta

No abstract provided.


Getting To The Heart Of The Matter: Well-Being And Esd 2011, Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka'uta Jan 2011

Getting To The Heart Of The Matter: Well-Being And Esd 2011, Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka'uta

Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka'uta

No abstract provided.


Education For Sustainable Development In The Pacific, Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka'uta Dec 2010

Education For Sustainable Development In The Pacific, Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka'uta

Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka'uta

No abstract provided.


In The Absence Of Land All We Have Is Each Other: Climate Change In The Pacific (Power-Point), Cresantia Koya Vaka'uta Jan 2010

In The Absence Of Land All We Have Is Each Other: Climate Change In The Pacific (Power-Point), Cresantia Koya Vaka'uta

Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka'uta

No abstract provided.


Sustainable Living In The Pacific: Exploring The Role Of Multiculturalism In Teacher Education, Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka'uta Jan 2009

Sustainable Living In The Pacific: Exploring The Role Of Multiculturalism In Teacher Education, Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka'uta

Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka'uta

The Pacific is arguably one of the most diverse regions in the world, both culturally and linguistically. Although much has been said about the relationship between culture and education, the topic of multiculturalism in education is one that remains unexplored. Although sporadic discussions have occurred with reference to the fourth Pillar of „living together‟ in the Delors‟ report, much of the discourse surrounds the need to incorporate cultural knowledge and culture inclusive pedagogies into local curricula. The author is of the view that quality educational development requires an examination of multiculturalism in teacher education and training. This paper presents the ...


How Do We Teach Sexual Health In The Pacific Classroom?, Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka'uta Dec 2008

How Do We Teach Sexual Health In The Pacific Classroom?, Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka'uta

Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka'uta

Paper developed for Teachers’ Curriculum Skills Workshop on SRHE in Fiji and Tonga 2009 – 2010 “Sensitizing teachers to the teaching of Sexual and Reproductive Health in the Pacific”. This curriculum development workshop aimed at changing mindsets and providing some basic skills in developing cultural appropriate and faith-based activities using (a) Integrated Across-the-curriculum approach; and (b) Expressive Arts.