Wetekina ngā here haukino Māu anō koe e whakahauora ake
If we’re going to #ProtectOurWhakapapa, as Kiri Tamihere-Waititi says so eloquently and powerfully, “We need to understand the whakapapa of our mental slavery”. We reckon you should check out and like her page. Every line is a #micdrop. “The most crippling raupatu (confiscation) was that of our minds and our souls. When they stole our lands and introduced their shitty laws to make us like them, they also sucked our souls and our minds too. It was systematic. It was slow. It was enduring. Torture that is intergenerational.” Recognising this is only one part. And we’ve heard voices raised around the world these past weeks. Let’s now focus on solutions. Let’s remember, kei te kapo o tō ringa te ao. Let’s remember to stand in our power. And so, with Kiri Tamihere-Waititi we will (Empower) Empowering each other with the knowledge to understand and the skills to armour up! (Embody) Embodying our knowledge by walking our talk, raising our awareness and practising our skills. (Emancipate) Freedom - Like soul freedom. Ka puta, ka ora e.