Yesterday the announcement of the successful application of my Marsden application to study and investigate Maori relationships with the normalizing of te reo Maori was made. The study is triggered by my own and other […]
Category: The Maori Experience
Putting a ring on it: Types of Relationship dramas between Maori and Pakeha
DRAFT – OPEN TO COMMENTS HERE PLEASE. THIS IS AN EVOLVING THOUGHT PIECE. I HAVE STARTED THIS TO GET MY OWN HEAD AROUND IT. LINK TO RELEVANT LITERATURE IF YOU KNOW OF ANY PLEASE. How […]
Why I don’t get warm fuzzies over Lordes Te Reo Maori album
The biggest reason I don’t get warm fuzzies over Lorde singing in Te Reo Maori is I don’t want to access my language from Lorde. She doesn’t represent me or get my soul strings reverberating. […]
The two things that happened to me on the day of the New Zealand lock-down announcement.
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 […]
ANZAC Day: Lets talk about war trauma
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 […]
A test for Pākeha who want to know if they are empowering Māori.
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 […]
Stop stealing our Indigenous struggle: A guide for the non-Indigenous Supporter
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 […]
Othering Ourselves: When Maori Attack Maori
Politics and its commentary can be a platform of the most immature and puerile expressions of human behaviour. It is dominated with huge amounts of energy towards bringing ‘other’ parties and people down. It is […]