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Te Ao Māori

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Huirapa Marae, Karitane

Toitū te kupu, toitū te mana, toitū te whenua

Te Ao Māori denotes ‘the Māori World’. While simple in definition, it is rich in meaning and vast in breadth and depth. Here, Te Ao Māori refers to three key areas, including Te Reo Māori (Māori language), tikanga Māori (protocols and customs) and Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi). Together, these three areas will provide you with a broad overview, and hopefully, a better understanding of Māori culture and Māori realities.


Source notes:  Information in this section has been provided by Kia Māia Bicultural Communications, from their interactive bicultural training software Te Rito.  Information on Te Rito can be found by going to the following link: http://www.kiamaia.org.nz/te_rito-whats_in_te-rito.html , or contacting the authors through the website.