WHEN NATALIE WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL, she came to the University of Washington campus for Polynesian Day. At the time, she knew one Pacific Islander kid—her brother. That day, as she watched Pacific Islander college students dancing, she saw community. When Natalie came to UW, upperclassmen encouraged her to take classes in anthropology, study Pacific Island culture through objects at the Burke, and become a member of the “Research Family.” When the Research Family saw Moana, a movie about a young woman navigating the geography and traditions of the Pacific Islands on a mission to save her people, they saw representation. They saw a celebration of living cultures. They also saw a story told from a Western perspective. When the students researched objects from the Burke collections and details and myths from Moana, they found intersection with and divergence from the true cultures of Oceania. On October 9, they celebrated Indigenous Peoples Day by sharing their research with Burke visitors. That day, they told the stories from their own perspectives. When the Research Family studies objects at the Burke, they see a way to take ownership of their heritage, their culture, and their futures. When you take ownership of your education, you learn a lot about yourself. Cathy Morris