Invitation to a webinar on Talanoa research

Join us in this exciting Tok Stori…

The Wellington Southerlies

An OCIES-VUW tok stori, convened and hosted by the School of Education at Victoria University of Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand.

The Wellington Southerlies tok stori series focuses on the Oceania scholarship on orality and relationality, including the emerging research on talanoa, tok stori, yarning and kōrero.

Wellington Southerlies Tok stori #2

Topic: “Talanoa: Tongan epistemology and indigenous research method”  

Presenters: Dr Daniel Hernandez (University of Auckland); and ‘Inoke Hafoka (UCLA).


Professor Dawn Bessarab, (University of Western Australia).

Dr Laumua Tunufai (Auckland University of Technology).

Sense-maker:  Dr Seu’ula Johansson-Fua (University of the South Pacific).

Date:  Thursday 27 August, 2020 (Wednesday in Hawai’i)

Time: 12 noon – 1pm (NZ/Fiji time; 10am-11am Syd/Melb; others pls convert to your local time)   

Sign in details to participate: Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android:

Pre-session preparation: As preparation, intending attendees are encouraged to read the paper by Daniel Hernandez, A., Hafoka, ‘Inoke, ‘Ulu‘ave, L., & ‘Ulu‘ave-Hafoka, M. (2018). Talanoa: Tongan epistemology and Indigenous research method. AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples14(2), 156–163.

A PDF copy of pre-publication draft is available.

Participation:  Open to all OCIES members, Vaka Pasifiki and all interested researchers, students, emerging scholars from the Pacific, Oceania region and globally.

Further contact: Pine Southon (

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Are you a graduate student who wants to develop, produce and deliver a creatively complex, multi-voiced, narrative style episode for FreshEdFlux?

Your episode will have a global perspective while focusing on places that are usually under-represented. Your deep-dive storytelling will be informed by cutting edge ideas and issues in education broadly defined. It will be made for an English-speaking audience (but could include other languages that have been translated into English), and will be between 20-30 minutes long.

We would prefer it if you already had technical skills (such as, audio editing, knowledge of high-quality audio recording, narrative storyboarding, etc), but we can also provide you with some technical assistance and training, if necessary. An executive producer will also help motivate, guide and coach you from start to finish.

If you are interested in applying, please send us:

  • An audio biography about yourself (2 minutes max);
  • A concise written statement of your idea for the episode (600 words max);
  • Your two-page CV.

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Deadline for submissions (no exceptions): September 15th, 2020 at 11:59pm BST

A stipend will be awarded to the successful candidate/s ($2500 USD). The episode will be aired on FreshEd in 2021.