He Kura Kōrero: The role of youth in Māori language revival efforts

As ‘raukura’ graduates of kōhanga reo and kura kaupapa Māori (Māori immersion language schools) we share our own experiences and respective research findings that explore the role of youth raised through Māori language educational pathways in reviving our indigenous language. We will discuss the contributions kura kaupapa Māori are making to contemporary language and cultural practices as well as the challenges involved in language revitalisation efforts in Aotearoa.