Listen to our fabulous Youth Coordinators in action, celebrating Indigenous People’s Day!
Our fabulous Youth Coordinators, Gabriella and Kiriataahua, are featured in this weeks episiode of “Social Innovation New Zealand x Changemakers x Movespace” podcast.
“Our wonderful guest speakers Kiriataahua Te Maapi Pene and Gabriella Brayne (Auckland Women’s Centre) are on exciting and empowering journeys to reconnect with Te Ao Māori. In this episode, they explore the beautiful process of reclaiming identity and unlocking indigenous perspectives.
After karakia, pepeha and a short game of “this or that”- Te Reo edition, we explore the Māori worldview: What does it value? How can we better understand it? How is it different from the Western worldview? Kiri and Gabriella draw on their experiences in youth advocacy to highlight the importance of connecting to our environment and our family in a society that often puts greater weight on economies and efficiency. Then, we turn our focus to the student body. What’s preventing us from understanding Māori language and principles beyond just a surface level? We discuss our university experiences and suggest ways of going about enriching our knowledge of all things Māori.
Ka pai for tuning in! We hope this episode prompts you to challenge your biases, start a kōrero, and embrace Te Ao!”