It’s Māori Language Week again! A week when all of Aotearoa is encouraged to give Māori Language a go.
It is also a time for us to think about what our aspirations and dreams for Te Reo Māori are.
A new facebook page has been set up, Takohatia: Share your aspirations for the Māori language.
Race Relations Commissioner, Joris de Bres, shared his, and the Commission’s, aspirations for Māori Language on the Takohaita page. We challenge you all to think about your aspirations and take a photo of yourself holding it and post it to the page too.
The Commission has some new resources to celebrate the week. A new reo Māori booklet of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a bilingual booklet on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and a four page reo Māori guide to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Other reo Māori Commission resources can be found on our website.
Have a great week everyone and don’t forget to tell us what is happening in your community – post it to the Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori facebook page.
Also, don’t forget to apply for the Māori Language Awards, the categories include:
- Private sector, Rāngai Tūmataiti
- Community, Hapori
- Local government, Kaunihera ā-rohe
- Government, Kāwanatanga
- Broadcasting – mainstream, Ao pāpāho – auraki
- Broadcasting – Māori media, Ao pāpāho – reo Māori
- Print – Tānga
- Information Technology and Telecommunications – Te Hangarau mōhiohio me te ataata rongo
- Education – mainstream, Ao mātauranga – auraki
- Education – Māori medium, Ao mātauranga – reo Māori
- Tertiary – Kura Tuatoru
- Māori Language Week – Te Wiki o te Reo Māori
- Te Tohu Huia te Reo - supreme winner of open categories
- Te Tira Aumangea – awarded to Māori language community group
- Taku Toa Takimano – awarded to an individual
Entries close on 10 August. Have an awesome te wiki o te reo and send your applications in!