Rhema - Christchurch

As a woman of Maori descent, I believe that it is one of my greatest privileges in life to be a part of a culture so rich and powerful!
As a woman of Maori descent, I believe that it is one of my greatest privileges in life to be a part of a culture so rich and powerful! I will admit that growing up, I felt disconnected to my roots but as I have grown older, I realised that it is never too late to start. I hope that is the approach that many Maori are taking on this week (and beyond). Even though it may not be our fault that we were not raised in a Maori household or attended a Maori school or even been taught about the rich history of our people; it is up to us to take that first step toward reconciling with our mother tongue.