Julie - Kumara

Because it's important for my family, especially since my boys are not in the public school system where they were speaking and listening to te reo more than at home, to understand that even though they are not Maori, they are New Zealanders and part of their world.
Because it's important for my family, especially since my boys are not in the public school system where they were speaking and listening to te reo more than at home, to understand that even though they are not Maori, they are New Zealanders and part of their world. I am American and my husband a pakeha and we don't speak at home. I also want to discuss how important language is to identity and the history of language being suppressed.