Kiribati Language Week 2022

11 Jul, 2022
Screenshot of the video showing people of Kiribati holding a sign that says

We’re pleased to launch episode three of AUT’s 2022 Pacific Language Week Video series – AUT Focus on Sustainability.

The short 60-second animation puts the focus on Pacific climate activism.

“Our Pacific Nations contribute the least to climate change compared to other nations, but they are the most impacted by rising sea levels,” says Lefaoali’I Dr Dion Enari, lecturer at the AUT School of Sport and Recreation.

“Pacific climate activism is about advocating for the existence and rights of our islands to withstand climate change and drive other countries to take action.

“It’s critical we use new ways of activism such as linking our Pacific cultures and perspectives with the more traditional forms of protest,” says Dr Enari.

The video is narrated in Kiribati (with English subtitles) to acknowledge this Language Week being celebrated in Aotearoa from 10 July to 16 July.

View our Kiribati Language Week video here:

Release dates

To watch each video in the 2022 AUT Pacific language video series as they are launched, follow the Pacific at AUT Facebook page or watch on YouTube. The AUT Pacific Language Weeks project is supported by the Centre for Pacific Languages.

Upcoming 2022 Pacific Language Week dates:

  • Cook Islands Language Week: Sunday 31 July – Saturday 6 August 2022
  • Tonga Language Week: Sunday 4 September – Saturday 10 September 2022
  • Tuvalu Language Week: Sunday 25 September – Saturday 1 October 2022
  • Fijian Language Week: Sunday 2 October – Saturday 8 October 2022
  • Niue Language Week: Sunday 16 October – Saturday 22 October 2022
  • Tokelau Language Week: Sunday 23 October – Saturday 29 October 2022

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