Te Hamua Shane Nikora talks about the composition of the haka he created for Standing Rock. Well worth a watch.
There has been a lot of publicity around the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Over recent weeks there was a groundswell of support from Māori for our Indigenous brothers and sisters of Standing Rock tribe. Haka with Standing Rock has over 47,000 members. Some travelled to Dakota to offer their physical support to the … Continue reading Standing with Standing Rock
Today I've been thinking about Māori culture and how often these days we see things 'pop up' on the other side of the world that have their origins in Aotearoa. "Imitation is the best form of flattery" - is that true? What if the imitation butchers the original? What if the imitation doesn't understand cultural significance … Continue reading Is culture copyright?