Not So Fresh Off The Boat

One key point that was talked about in the lecture this week was the Polynesian Panthers. They were a group of Polynesians that were focused on bringing communities together and peacefully protesting against racism and discrimination towards the Polynesians. In the book, ‘Changing Times: New Zealand Since 1945’  by Jenny Carlyon and Diana Morrow, it […]

Making an Empire

  In  “Chapter 8: Making empire?” (Making Peoples: A history of the New Zealanders, from Polynesian settlement to the end of the nineteenth century. Hawai’i Press, 2001. 179-203. Print.) it talks about how New Zealand became part of the British Empire and all of the acts that took place for this to happen. The British had […]

Conversations In Creative Cultures

I believe that this piece of art work is important because in Athol Anderson’s text, “Chapter 1: Ancient Origins” he is talking about where different languages originated from. Anderson talks about the austronesian languages which is the ‘family’ of languages that are found from Madagascar to the Pacific islands. The description below this carving says that it […]


Question that focuses my discussion is: What exactly is deforestation and why do we destroy our forests? What do you automatically think of when someone says deforestation? I think about big commercial companies destroying the forests, but is not just these companies doing damage to the Amazon. People that live in or close to the […]

World Views

My word view is that even though there will always be a hierarchy in society, it shouldn’t mean that people at the bottom of the scale should be treated any worse than those at the top. I think this might have come from my interest in the holocaust of the Jews in second World War, […]

Building Knowledge Video

The topic of the video that I watched was that we are more than just statistics we are people, but those statistics can be used to create works of art. This video made me question how we define what art is. When the word art is said we automatically think of a painting, sculptures or […]