Indigenous Peoples Day

Photo: Caldo de Piedra (Some rights reserved) We celebrate the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day. Hashtag #IndigenousPeoplesDay In the past two plus decades, this celebration has become a counter narrative to Columbus Day. USA Today reports that more cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day. The roots of rethinking the holiday …

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

Poster Aotearoa New Zealand – Te wiki o te reo Māori (Māori Language Week) is a popular, government-sponsored initiative promoting the use of Māori language. The week is part of the broader Māori language revival and raises public awareness for Māori language revitalization, learning, and public usage. Māori Language Week is celebrated annually in September …

Aotearoa New Zealand on the Social Web

Artwork What are your inspired, go-to online resources for Aotearoa New Zealand? Whether you’re a Kiwi or a friend of the island, share with us your recommendations that make the most of the social web. This presentation features snapshots from websites and social web channels and apps. We welcome your interaction — comments, questions, suggestions, …

Kanohi ki te kanohi

Māori language Kanohi ki te kanohi = Face-to-face communication (Māori) University of Waikato: Kanohi ki te Kanohi literally means face to face, but a more accurate English title for this session would be Knowledge Connections. This is an opportunity to encounter Māori protocols and culture directly and to develop a better understanding of important issues …

Māori Links

Māori Flag What would Māori like others to know about their history, language, and living culture? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesMāori are trying to save their language from Big Tech – WiredMāori lawmaker ejected from New Zealand parliament for refusing to wear a ‘colonial noose’ – CNNCoca-Cola, trying to mix Maori …

Māori

Indigenous Peoples The Māori are the Indigenous Polynesian people of Aotearoa New Zealand who arrived from Polynesian islands before 1300 AD. They are the first known inhabitants before the Europeans arrived in the early 1800s. Questions Are there celebrations / events / talks in connection with the International Decade of Indigenous Languages? What are the …

Collaboration in Aotearoa New Zealand Travel and Tourism

Posters Join us on an ongoing virtual tour of travel and tourism in Aotearoa New Zealand. Related to this feature is a Google Doc: Collaboration in New Zealand Travel and Tourism —https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YiYNLbBqoMksx3aftECKi4rMdupAmMFe8QL3TaS9lNA/edit — that anyone can edit. Obviously, we’d like people who can be knowledgeable and helpful to participate. Questions What are the most imaginative, creative …

Māori Vocabulary

Map New Zealand (Aotearoa) – For those learning the Māori language: Features VocabularyAotearoa – New Zealand or the Land of the Long White CloudAhuriri = Airportāpōpō = TomorrowAroha = Love, compassionHangi = Cooking underground with hot stonesHaere mai = WelcomeHaere ra = GoodbyeHaere pai atu, hoki pai mai = Travel safelyHamarara = UmbrellaHākari = FeastHarakeke …

Māori Language

Graphic New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Planeta.com is updating this page with key links, headlines and links to social web channels including Facebook and Twitter. Vocabulary is featured here. We also spotlight the annual Māori Language Week. Key LinksMāori Language CommissionTe Taura Whiri I te Reo Māori FacebookTe Wiki o te Reo Māori HeadlinesNZ’s unique te …