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Akamai

Akamai is an opportunity for PASI 101 students to express their findings from Pacific Studies and their own personal Pacific heritage learnings in ever-growing creative outlets. From dances, speeches, spoken word, art and song—the scope is unlimited; a vessel for students to take the reins of their own self-development within Pacific Studies. In doing so, they are able to explore their personal implications from the course and with that they can take what they have learned and apply it to the type of person they want to be. At the end of Trimester 1, there is an AKAMAI XIX evening where all the work is showcased through performance and display. People can come to encourage their peers, loved ones, and classmates, and listen to what influenced their culture and identity findings in the course, whether it be personal or subjective. Being of Pacific descent, I chose to express how Pacific Studies gave me refuge to appreciate my cultural identity and the importance of recognition and representation. Therefore I chose to do an art piece, a series of portraits I drew of Pacific people in my life that have also contributed to these emotional and strong feelings. Akamai is an attractive learning style, as students can show their strengths within their education and show independence of authority as well as initiative.

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