Benjamin

Benjamin Birks | May 2021

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As so much of our heritage has been hidden, so too was my knowledge of even being Maori.
As so much of our heritage has been hidden, so too was my knowledge of even being Maori. My Grandfather was shamed into hiding his Whakapapa and any mention of being Maori. I know a little, but I want to learn more. So I can go to my Marae and speak my mihi, pepeha with pride and passion. I also need to learn tikanga Maori so I am fully immersed into my culture, properly.