Indigenous Peoples Day

Photo: Caldo de Piedra 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 go back several …

Māori

Photo: Tai Ha, Waitangi The Māori are the Indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand / Aotearoa 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? …

Tangata whenua

Language Learning the Māori Language: Tangata whenua = people of the land Questions for Kiwis How/when do you use ‘tangata whenua’ in conversation? Questions for others What are similar terms in your language? Elsewhere on the Webhttp://news.tangatawhenua.com Artwork / Cue Yourself WikipediaTangata whenua Planeta.com

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 …

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – 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 …

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 Links

Māori Flag Links related to the Māori people and culture presented in somewhat random fashion: [email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected] Rangitāneteara.govt.nz/en/rangitaneWikipedia HeadlinesMāori are trying to save their language from Big Tech – WiredMāori lawmaker ejected from New Zealand parliament for refusing to wear a ‘colonial noose’ – CNNhttps://boingboing.net/2018/10/15/coca-cola-trying-to-mix-maori.htmlThe Best of Te Ahi Kaa 2017 – Ngā kōrero o te …

Kahu huruhuru

Lingo Cards It’s fun to learn the Māori language. Kahu huruhuru = Feather cloak Huruhuru = Feather Kahu = Cloak NewsworthyIn the news because Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wore the kahu to Buckingham Palace for a dinner hosted by the Queen of England to celebrate the Commonwealth. Elsewhere on the WebMāori treasure kahu huruhuru (feather …

Māori Television

Logo Elsewhere on the Web Māori Television – maoritelevision.com – is New Zealand’s Indigenous broadcaster, providing a wide range of local and international programs for audiences across the country and online. Key [email protected]nd – PopularAbout ProgramsTe Kāea, 5pm on Te Reo, 5:30 on Māori [email protected] Native Affairs, @MTS_NAffairs VisionMāori language is a taonga (treasure) at …