Roxie - Tāmaki Makaurau

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At 5 years old my family were placed in Aōtearoa as refugees from Iran.
At 5 years old my family were placed in Aōtearoa as refugees from Iran. Not being able to speak in my native tongue instilled a deep empathy in me toward what Māori have had to endure on their own land. Te Reo Māori feels like a glimmer of hope that speaking a language other than English would one day be acceptable to the ears of a society so far colonised that we even have to have discussions about this. Kia Kaha te Reo Māori !! Xxx