Natalie | Auckland

Shared by Natalie Williamson | Feb 01, 2021 8:47 PM

My boys are an eighth Maori - my husband is a quarter.
My boys are an eighth Maori - my husband is a quarter. My mother-in-law (his Mum) is half-Maori, yet grew up being told she was not allowed to speak Te Reo or identify as Maori. While it isn't my heritage by blood, it is an important part of who my boys are and I don't want them to lose that link to the past. We need to take the time to remember that tikanga and Te Reo are an important part of the fabric that holds our country together.