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dc.contributor.authorEnari, Den_NZ
dc.contributor.authorLemusuifeauaali'i, Een_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-11T00:22:59Z
dc.date.available2021-11-11T00:22:59Z
dc.identifier.citationTe Kaharoa, 17(1). https://doi.org/10.24135/tekaharoa.v17i1.342
dc.identifier.issn1178-6035en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/14657
dc.description.abstractColonization, modernity and migration have impacted indigenous peoples globally. Of particular interest, is how identity formation of indigenous peoples are affected through these events. This article explores the life narratives of 20 Pacific Islanders in Brisbane, Australia, and their perceptions of identity. Through talanoa (culturally appropriate conversation) a deeper understanding of how Pacific Island people navigate, use, build and (re)shape their identities was established. The findings showed that although all the participants acknowledged the effects of colonialism, migration and western social expectations, their Pacific culturalism was central to their identity formation. Furthermore, participants expressed that without an understanding of who they were as Pacific Islanders, they would inevitably internalize negative perceptions. Interestingly, all the participants in the study also spoke of the complex intersections and hybrid notions of identity they embodied, as opposed to a traditional single representation of self. This study provides a snapshot of an ever (re)evolving Pacific story, still being written.en_NZ
dc.publisherTe Ara Poutama - the Faculty of Maori and Indigenous Development, Auckland University of Technologyen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttps://www.tekaharoa.com/index.php/tekaharoa/article/view/342
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
dc.titleDUA TANI: (Re)evolving Identities of Pacific Islandersen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.24135/tekaharoa.v17i1.342en_NZ
aut.relation.issue1en_NZ
aut.relation.volume17en_NZ
pubs.elements-id440404
aut.relation.journalTe Kaharoaen_NZ


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