Missmaorigal – Taku Haerenga
For todays’ modern Maori, the choice to learn and embrace their maoritanga isn’t a process that happens overnight. More often than not, there is a catalyst, a starter, someone or something that leads you to ask questions. Something that makes you ask yourself what it is to be Maori. I can ...Continue Reading...
The children of the Takamore case: scaling the unscaleable?
From the Sparrowhawk/Karearea blog at http://sparrowhawkkarearea.com. When the news started filtering through from late 2007 about the dispute over the James Takamore’s tupapaku I had a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. Being a Christchurch-raised urban Maori with a Pakeha mum, ...Continue Reading...
Mauri Hauora Walk Talk 6 by Olly Ohlson
As promised, this Walk Talk is about money. Money is directly associated with value and so I want to go into some detail about self value. Because we work with the mauri/energies of Earth Mother and Sky Father, we basically function in base two. i.e. a dual system as in: up and down, right and ...Continue Reading...
In praise of…Pakeha learning and teaching te reo Maori.
From Mamari’s Sparrowhawkkarearea blog at http://sparrowhawkkarearea.com. I had one of those lump-in-the throat moments the other day watching Jennifer Ward-Lealand on Native Affairs talking in te reo Maori about her journey into te reo Maori. (Watch it here: http://bcove.me/lqqnfv6x.) ...Continue Reading...
Mauri Hauora Walk Talk 5 by Olly Ohlson
Some of the students, online as well as in Home study groups take a while to get used to thinking differently about the material they receive as it is based on wananga language meaning that it is metaphysical i.e. literally on another level to the physical language used in everyday life. ...Continue Reading...
The Strength of being Maori by Missmaorigal
Ok, so first of all, I had every intention of starting off by writing about all the wonderful things I’ve learnt in the past month or so. But due to certain recent events, I have something I feel needs to be said. Im scared people, scared and angry for the future generations. When an ...Continue Reading...
Pita & Tariana: legacies and looming threats
What a week it has been for the Maori Party, and for Tariana Turia and Dr Pita Sharples in particular. Today (9 July 2014) marks the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Maori Party, (even as the party’s survival becomes increasingly subject to question). On Thursday last week Pita ...Continue Reading...
Te Awa Tupuna – Voices from the River
Te Awa Tupua – Voices from the River, the new documentary from Paora Joseph, the director of the revelatory Tatarakihi: The Children of Parihaka (2012), tells the story of his own iwi and their long struggle to regain guardianship over their ancestral taonga, the Whanganui River. The ...Continue Reading...
Mauri Hauora Walk Talk 4, by Olly Ohlson
One of the messages contained in the poutama tukutuku is ‘no matter how much we learn, there is more to learn’ – I love that. It’s obvious that our wise ancestors communicated on many levels through oral as well as simple arts & craft forms so that stories were phrased and told in ...Continue Reading...
Walk on by? Maori and the “Compassion Gap”
(By Mamari Stephens via her Sparrowhawk Karearea blog) Most mornings I park my car at the Wellington Railway Station and briefly join the teeming masses heading into the CBD. Often I’ll walk by somewhat rumpled individuals sitting on the ground in the subway displaying hand-lettered cards ...Continue Reading...
- Digital Maori Forum on the $30m Maori ICT Fund: Legacy of a Dying Party
- Missmaorigal – Taku Haerenga
- Celebrating the draft national curriculum for kura kaupapa Maori
- Te Whanau a Apanui Hui a Iwi, Te Kaha
- Te Tai Tonga Candidates Debate, Wellington
- Make a Rotorua local New Zealander of the Year urges mayor