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Tokelau Language Week 2022

Tokelau Language Week 2022

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Celebrate: Sunday 23 October – Saturday 29 October.

Last year’s theme for Te Vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau– Tokelau Language Week was Tokelau! Tapui tau gagana ma tau aganuku, i te manaola ma te lautupuola which means Tokelau! Preserve your language and culture, to enhance spiritual and physical wellbeing.

Tokelau! Tapui tau gagana ma tau aganuku, i te manaola ma te lautupuola, is a powerful reminder about the importance of preserving Pacific languages and cultures. 

Tapui refers to preparing the soil for plants to thrive and bear fruit. The term ‘tapui’ is used to emphasise the work we are called to do to maintain and promote Tokelau language and culture. 

Last year’s theme reflected the overarching 2021 Pacific Language Week theme of Wellbeing, by linking the importance of language to overall wellbeing.  

Due to COVID-19 Alert Levels across Aotearoa Te vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau– Tokelau Language Week was celebrated online.

This year's theme will be revealed soon.

Connect online by visiting the official NZ Tokelau Language Week Facebook page.

Calendar of Events

Coming soon!

Tokelau Language Week resources

Tokelau Language Week Email signature - 700x100 px (PNG) - [Coming soon!]

Tokelau Language Week computer desktop wallpaper - 1920x1080 px (PNG)- [Coming soon!]

A4 Official Tokelau Language Week poster - (PDF) [Coming soon!]

A3 Official Tokelau Language Week poster  - (PDF) [Coming soon!]

A4 (blue with theme) Official Tokelau Language Week poster - (PDF) [Coming soon!]

A4 (white with theme) Official Tokelau Language Week poster - (PDF) [Coming soon!]

Tokelau Language Card - 6 pages, 180kb (PDF) - [Coming soon!]

Simple Greetings and Phrases:

Hello - (MP3) [Coming soon!]

Please -  (MP3) [Coming soon!]

Thank you - (MP3) [Coming soon!]

Goodbye - [Coming soon!](MP3) [Coming soon!]

Tokelau Language Week -  (MP3) [Coming soon!]

Square Tiles
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Rectangular Tiles
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Facebook Banner
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Instagram Story Tile
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One file containing all resources, including: 

  • Email signature
  • Desktop wallpaper
  • Posters
  • Web banners
  • Social media content
  • Language Card

(6 MB Zip file) - [Coming soon!]

Tokelau Language Week Funding Recipients

Below are recipients of funding for community contributions towards Tokelau Language Week preparations in 2021:

Organisation/Group Name

Location

 Approved Amount

Language

Initiative focus

Auckland Tokelau Society Incorporated (ATSI)

Auckland

10,950.00

Te Gagana Tokelau

Language learning through cultural practices, oratory, storytelling, dance and music

Mafutaga a te Kaifenua Tokelau i Rotorua

Rotorua

5,000.00

Te Gagana Tokelau

Language learning through cultural practices, oratory, storytelling, arts and craft, dance and music

Mafutaga Tokelau i Manawatu (MTiM)

Palmerston North

6,500.00

Te Gagana Tokelau

Language learning through cultural practices, oratory, storytelling, cooking, arts and craft, dance and music

Matiti Tokelau Akoga Kamata

Wellington

5,000.00

Te Gagana Tokelau

Language learning through cultural practices, oratory, storytelling, and poems

Nukunonu Tokelau Wellington Society Incorporated

Wellington

5,720.00

Te Gagana Tokelau

Language learning through cultural practices, oratory, storytelling, arts and craft, dance and music

PACIFICA Inc. Wellington Central Branch

Wellington

3,000.00

Te Gagana Tokelau

Language learning through cultural practices, oratory, storytelling, arts and craft, dance and music

Taupo Tokelau Community

Taupo

9,469.00

Te Gagana Tokelau

Language learning through cultural practices, oratory, storytelling, arts and craft, intergenerational passing knowledge from Elders to young people, dance and music

Te Kaiga Fakaofo I Ueligitone Inc

Wellington

3,500.00

Te Gagana Tokelau

Language learning through cultural practices, dance and music

Tokelau Community Christchurch

Christchurch

500.00

Te Gagana Tokelau

Language learning through events

Tokelau Hawkes Bay

Napier

2,000.00

Te Gagana Tokelau

Language learning through cultural practices, oratory, storytelling, arts and craft, dance and music

Victoria University Tokelau Student Association

Wellington

3,050.00

Te Gagana Tokelau

Language learning through cultural practices, oratory, storytelling, arts and craft, dance and music

Whaitu A Tokelau Dunedin

Dunedin

4,950.00

Te Gagana Tokelau

Language learning through cultural practices, oratory, and storytelling

Tokelau Language Champion Honours 2021

The Language Champion Honours is a new initiative which has been introduced as part of the Pacific Language Weeks series 2021.

The Tokelau Language Champion Honours Awards recognise our language advocates from the Tokelau community who have been acknowledged as role models for language revitalisation and preservation of Gagana Tokelau in Aotearoa.

Recipients:

Tapapa (Male) recipient - Vaha Tuielu

Fatupaepae (Female) recipient - Novena Petelo

Talatau (Youth) category - Nathan Lopa