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Kiribati Language Week 2022

Kiribati Language Week 2022

Celebrate: Sunday 10 July - Saturday 16 July

This year’s theme for Te Taetae ni Kiribati, is Ribanan, karikirakean ao kateimatoan ara katei ma ara taetae ni Kiribati, which means - Nurture, enhance and sustain the Kiribati language and culture!

Aligning with the Pacific Language Weeks overarching theme of sustainability, the Kiribati theme is about keeping the traditional art and modern technology skills to nurture, preserve and promote the Kiribati language into the future.

Kiribati is currently in the grip of a disastrous drought while it deals with the impact of climate change. In his acknowledgement statement today, Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio reminds us that this makes Kiribati Language Week 2022 a special time to think about the future. 

"Given the current crisis, the theme (of Kiribati Language Week) sums up how the 3,225-strong Kiribati people who call Aotearoa home, feel," says Minister Sio.

"This also aligns with the Pacific Language Weeks overarching theme of sustainability in what is the first year of the UNESCO Decade of Indigenous Languages."

Watch this page for a calendar of activities and events to be held throughout Aotearoa to embrace and celebrate the richness of the Kiribati language, culture and traditions.

Stay connected online by visiting the official NZ Kiribati Language Week Facebook page.

Calendar of Events

Date

Event

Hosted by

Sunday – 10 July

Sunday Services:

Kiribati Uniting Church

Kiribati Catholic

Streamed Live on Facebook

New Zealand Kiribati National Council

 

Combined Service

Maeraeroa Marae

216 Warspite, Waitangirua

Porirua

Wellington Kiribati Community

 

 

Monday - 11 July

Kiribati Language Best Singers 2022 Hosted by New Zealand Kiribati National Council

New Zealand Kiribati National Council

 

8:00am – 9:00am

Flag Raising

Peace Memorial Park

Porirua

 

2.30pm - 3.30pm

Cultural Presentation

Oranga Tamariki.

Wellington Kiribati Community

 

 

Tuesday – 12 July

Day Time Activity:

Kiribati Fashion Show - Kiribati Mauri-wear

Learn to make a Mauri-wear smocking.

 

Evening Activity:

Communities are celebrating Kiribati Independence Anniversary in their regions

New Zealand Kiribati National Council

 

9:00am to 4:00pm

Language training

 

7.00 pm: Covid-19 Vaccination/awareness, health check

Wellington Kiribati Community

Wednesday – 13 July

Sports day: Restore and revive

the Kiribati Traditional games and learn modern games.

New Zealand Kiribati National Council

 

9.00 am – 5.00 pm:

Building a canoe model. 

 

7.00 pm:

Covid-19

Vaccination/awareness, health check.

Wellington Kiribati Community


Thursday – 14 July

10:00am

Kiribati Language Week Celebrations

90 Walters Road, Takanini

New Zealand Kiribati National Council

 

9.00am – 5:00 pm:

Making dancing gears (te tai, riri, baini katamaroa) from the flax

 

7:00pm: Covid-19 Vaccination/awareness, health checks.

Wellington Kiribati Community

Friday – 15 July

9:00am – 5:00pm:

Itutu/Sewing Workshop

Wellington Kiribati Community

Saturday – 16 July

Closing celebrations showcase

Awards for “NZKNC - Kiribati Language Best Singer 2022

New Zealand Kiribati National Council

 

Kiribati Independence Celebration

10:30am – 3:00pm

Mungavin Hall Porirua

Wellington Kiribati Community

Kiribati Language Week resources

Kiribati Email signature - 700x100 px (PNG) - Download

Kiribati computer desktop wallpaper - 1920x1080 px (PNG) - Download

Kiribati Language Week Official poster - A4 Download

Kiribati Language Week Official poster - A3 Download

Kiribati Blank poster template 1 red- A4 Download (PDF) 

Kiribati Blank poster template 1 white- A4  Download (PDF) 

Kiribati Blank poster template 1 red with theme - A4 Download (PDF) 

Kiribati Blank poster template 1 white with theme - A4  Download (PDF) 

Kiribati Language Card - 6 pages, 180kb (PDF) - Download

Kiribati Language Week Theme 2022:

Nurture, enhance and sustain the Kiribati language and culture - Ribanan, karikirakean ao kateimatoan ara katei ma ara taetae ni Kiribati - (MP3) - Download

Simple greetings and phrases:

Hello - Mauri (MP3) - Download

Goodbye - Ti a bo (MP3) - Download

Greetings everyone - Kam na bane ni mauri (MP3) - Download

Greeting for more than one person - Kam na mauri (MP3) - Download

How are you? - Ko uara? (singular) (MP3) - Download

Please - Taiaoka (MP3) - Download

Thank you - Ko rabwa (singular) (MP3) - Download

Happy Kiribati Language Week (MP3) - Download

Kiribati Language Week Web banner (theme) - 1200 x 628 px (JPG) Download

Kiribati Language Week Web banner (blank) - 1200 x 628 px (JPG) - Download

Kiribati Language Week Web banner (theme) - 2400 x 800 px (JPG) - Download

Kiribati Language Week Web banner (blank) - 2400 x 800 px (JPG) - Download

Kiribati Language Week young person Web banner - 1920 x 1080 px (JPG) - Download

Kiribati Language Week Web banner - 1920 x 1080 px (JPG) - Download

Kiribati Language Week blank Web banner - 1920 x 1080 px (JPG) - Download

Square Kiribati Language Week 2022 tile - 1080x1080 px (JPG) - Download

Blank Square Kiribati Language Week 2022 tile - 1080x1080 px (JPG) - Download

Rectangular Kiribati Language Week 2022 tile (blank) - 1200x628 px (JPG) - Download

Rectangular Kiribati Language Week 2022 tile (theme) - 1200x628 px (JPG) - Download

Rectangular Kiribati Language Week 2022 tile - 1920x1080 px (JPG) - Download

Instagram Kiribati Language Week 2022 Story tile (theme) - 1080x1920 px (JPG) - Download

Square Kiribati Language Week 2022 tile (theme) - 1080x1080 px (JPG) - Download

Blank Square Kiribati Language Week 2022 tile (theme) - 1080x1080 px (JPG) - Download

Facebook banner Kiribati Language Week 2022 - 851x315 px (JPG) - Download

One file containing all resources, including: 

  • Email signature
  • Desktop wallpaper
  • Posters
  • Web banners
  • Social media content
  • Language Card

(5.3 MB Zip file) - [Download]

Kiribati Language Week Funding Recipients

Below are recipients of funding for community contributions towards Kiribati Language Week preparations in 2021:

Organisation/Group Name

Location

 Approved Amount

Language

Initiative focus

Kiribati Community Club Incorporated also known as Wellington Kiribati

Wellington

5,700.00

Te taetae ni Kiribati

Language learning through cultural practices, oratory, storytelling, arts and craft, dance and music

Kiribati Waipounamu Inc

Invercargill

5,000.00

Te taetae ni Kiribati

Language learning classes for beginners

NZ Kiribati National Council

Auckland

36,470.00

Te taetae ni Kiribati

Language learning through cultural practices, oratory, storytelling, arts and craft, dance and music

Victoria University Pasifika Student Council

Wellington

954.86

Te taetae ni Kiribati

Language learning through cultural practices, oratory, storytelling, arts and craft, dance and music

Kiribati Language Champion Honours 2021

The Language Champion Honours is a new initiative which has been introduced as part of the Pacific Language Weeks series 2021.

These awards recognise our language advocates from the Kiribati community who have been acknowledged as role models for language revitalisation and preservation of Te taetae ni Kiribati in Aotearoa.

Recipients:

Kaure Katekeimoa

Kinaua Ewels