Reflecting…

Introduction The inspiration for my blog came from listening to journalist Maiki Sherman talk about questioning the then Prime Minister John Key about Māori representation on the proposed new flag design. She questioned him while her fellow journalists silently looked on. Someone accused her of being an activist, as if that was a bad thing. … Continue reading Reflecting…

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The weapon of language

This week I am looking at Māori language and the historical context for the modern activism that has taken place.  Today's post tickles the topic of the power of language as a tool to subdue a culture and some of the things that have happened to degrade the māori language. Poet Adrienne Rich said "This is the … Continue reading The weapon of language