Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

Photo New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Dates for the 2019 Māori Language Week are September 9-15. 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 …

Māori

Photo The Māori are the Indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand / Aotearoa. They arrived from Polynesian islands before 1300 AD. They are the first known inhabitants before the Europeans arrived in the early 1800s. September 10-16 are the dates for the 2018 Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. The theme …

Māori Vocabulary

Map For those learning the Māori language: Features Haka Iwi Kahu huruhuru Kanohi ki te kanohi Matariki Tangata whenua Vocabulary Aotearoa – New Zealand or the Land of the Long White Cloud Ahuriri = Airport āpōpō = Tomorrow Aroha = Love, compassion Hangi = Cooking underground with hot stones Haere mai = Welcome Haere ra …

Te Matatini

Buzzwords Held every two years Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival celebrates the cultural dance of the Māori people of New Zealand. Over four days audiences experience the best kapa haka in the world, taste Māori food (kai) and local delicacies and shop for Māori arts and crafts. 2019 dates: February 20-24. The event attracts about …

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 Web http://news.tangatawhenua.com Artwork / Cue Yourself Wikipedia Tangata whenua Planeta.com Māori Māori Language Māori Vocabulary People 2019 – International …

Māori Links

Māori Flag Updating our New Zealand coverage before Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) Links related to the Māori people and culture presented in somewhat random fashion: Events February 6 Treaty of Waitangi March 22-26 Te Matatini Kapa Haka – Facebook June 25 Matariki September Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori …

Indigenous Peoples Day

Photo: Caldo de Piedra We celebrate the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day. Hashtag #IndigenousPeoplesDay In the past twenty years, 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 decades. …