Southside 'til we die: growing Polycultural leaders for South Auckland
In the village of Moana's ancestors, leaders are made.
They are warriors, armed with creativity and bravery; alofa and reciprocity.
They are born to serve their people.
As Moana starts university she is called to lead her family, but what does it mean to lead in South Auckland?
The young leaders of the Black Friars will talanoa about their latest project which brought together 60 young brown leaders from 10 South Auckland schools to develop a culturally embedded and responsive understanding of leadership. Through talanoa, fono, workshops, rehearsals, experience days and lots of pizza, they've shared their stories, drawing on creative processes from hula, hip-hop, siva, tau'olunga, spoken word, fagogo, social media, design, rap and song.
Last year these young brown scholars were storytellers. In 2018 they took their place as tuakana - leaders - guiding the waka of the next cohort of Southside Risers. This is their story.