'MULTI-NESIANS’’ is a series of conversations around race, identity and mixed cultural upbringings in Aotearoa.
There are strong intersects of many Pasifika, Asian, Maori, Melanesian and Palagi cultures across these stories, emphasising our Oceanic connectedness and shared DNA, as well as our differences in the new cosmopolitan Moana.
8 Kiwi-Pacific 3rd generation millennials share the ways in which they express their generations identities and issues.
EPISODE 2 - ERNESTINA BONSU-MARO
Cook Islands (Pukapukan) / Ghana
"I live, eat and breathe the Pukapukan way but the features I have are NOT Cook Islands"
Pukapuka and Ghana are two cultures at different ends of the world, but Ernestina Bonsu-Maro is where they come together in her unique mixed race heritage.
She shares with us the celebrations and challenges of being a multi-nesian and how this works with perceptions of culture in Aotearoa.