Cathaleen - Melbourne

Because who said our language wasn’t as important as any other language? nobody!
Because who said our language wasn’t as important as any other language? nobody! so why did our language get stripped (forgotten/lost) from us?! It is important to me because I am Māori & me & every other Māori deserve to know our natural tongue. It is who we are, it runs through our blood, our bones, our wairua & me being Māori knowing, seeing & meeting people from different backgrounds speaking their natural tongue & not knowing my own & then them saying “do any of you guys know how to speak Māori?” sucks haha I also have a 3yo son & we live in Australia so I would absolutely love for him to also know who he is & where he comes from so he is a very big motivation for me aswell in learning our language. It’s time to start embracing who are as Māori, the people of Aotearoa.