Manage No DI00000966 Country Niue Author Birtha Lisimoni-Togahai and Loseligipepe Tagali Siakimotu Published Year 2016 Language English Copyright Attach File Preview (ENG)
|Leading the Safeguarding of Cultural Heritage in Niue: Mataginifale Women's Group Mataginifale Women's Group (MWG) was established in the 1980s under the name of Avatele Women's Group. However, in the 1990s, its members decided to change its name to better reflect the unique status of the women, and named the organization after Mataginifale, a female warrior from Avatele born around 700AD. Mataginifale is synonymous with tapa making, a cultural tradition not just in Avatele but in Niue as a whole. Therefore, the members agreed to adopt the word as the new brand for their group. "Brand" in this context should not be confused with "brand" here reflects Mataginifale's traits as a bold, adventurous, and confident artist that the next generations wish to emulate.
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Mataginifale Women’s Group (MWG) was established in Avatele in the 1980s. Originally named Avatele Women’s Group, its members decided to change its name in the 1990s to better reflect the unique status of women. Mataginifale was a female warrior from Avatele born around 700 CE and was a great weaver that created local tapa cloth called hiapo.Birtha Togahai Director, Department of Education Loseligipepe Siakimotu Director, Mataginifale Women’s Group , MATAGINIFALE WOMEN’S GROUP 2017