Just what exactly is Matauranga Maori?
All of a sudden bread has become important. Every time I have gone to the supermarket to get flour – there’s none, sold out. Why – under chaos – have we all ditched our carb-free lifestyles to become a society that now needs to become professional bread makers and eaters?
Yesterday I had a big tangi. Cried that I am separated from my children. I’d been hiding that mamae from myself for the last week. I’m away from my kids a lot, but to be […]
The day of the lock-down announcement was eerie. What’s going to happen to me? What’s going to happen to my kids? I need to go to them right now. Will my job be safe at […]
War hero and Victoria Cross medal recipient Willie Apiata recently expressed in the public that he is accessing professional healing services to help him come to terms with his war trauma. “People think I’m this […]
It seems like every day I’m reading blogs and social media comments by Māori, (especially our wahine), who are giving well-meaning intentioned Pākeha woman a whiplashing for when they say ‘I’m only just trying to […]
I often see well-meaning non-Indigenous who are trying to help with Indigenous cause. Before I get into the nitty-gritty of this blog, I want to frame it with this poignant, yet beautifully sad story and […]