Fakaalofa lahi atu ki a mutolu oti!
This year’s theme for Faahi Tapu he Vagahau Niue – Niue Language Week is - Fakatūleva e Vagahau Niue mo e Tau Aga Fakamotu ma e Tau Atuhau, which means - Sustain Niue Language and Culture for Future Generations.
The Niue people have reached a crossroad where the status of the Vagahau Niue is considered most vulnerable.
Vagahau Niue has been registered with UNESCO as an endangered language, so one of the challenges we face is the preservation of Vagahau Niue and Niue culture.
It is vital that we preserve, sustain and maintain the Vagahau Niue and Cultures for many generations to come. Niue leaders and community groups are working hard to explore, discuss and formulate strategies to ensure that the Vagahau Niue and Cultures are protected and sustained for future generations.
Young New Zealand born Niueans have said that Vagahau Niue and Niue Cultures are avenues to stay connected with their parents and grandparents; it is their sense of identity.
The theme for Niue Language Week 2022 - Fakatūleva e Vagahau Niue mo e Tau Aga Fakamotu ma e Tau Atuhau - will help encourage all Niue people to work together to sustain vagahau Niue and cultures for future generations.
Activities and events will be hosted throughout Aotearoa, to embrace Faahi Tapu he Vagahau Niue - Niue Language Week.
Access the Ministry for Pacific Peoples page, HERE
Connect online by visiting the official NZ Niue Language Week Facebook page, HERE
Fakaaue Lahi oue tulou!