He taonga i tuku iho: interrupting colonisation through reclaiming ancestral practice.


As two women and one girl of Ngāti Rangi our life choices and daily practices have been increasingly influenced in line with our knowledge of and comfort in our native language. This has grown to include the recovery of the moko kauae (traditional chin markings) in our whānau to a point where the responsibility and honour of carrying it has become a new norm to be considered by our young people. In this panel there will be discussion about the knowledge underpinning the decisions taken and the research generating new pathways for this whānau.