Fakatili te Kiloga fou
Navigating the Changing Environment
Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum held an online discussion session via Zoom on Wednesday 30th September 2020 at 7PM. The conversation highlights literature collection materials from our Documentary Heritage collection regarding three Tuvalu food plants, namely talo (Colocasia esculenta), pulaka (Cytosperma chamissonis) and mei/mai (Artocarpus altilis).
The three plant materials were discussed by a panel of Tuvalu knowledge-holders — Suamalie N T Iosefa Naisali, Vaito Keakea and Teuke Mapaga.
Background information about the literature was shared by Paula Legel and Leone Samu. The panellists and participants discussed exploring origins, oral traditions, planting and harvesting preparation & cooking as well as environmental issues around plant foods.