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Āe Rānei, He Iwi Pōraruraru?N

“He waka eke noa”

Ia rā, ka kōrerotia e te whenua nei ngā mahi hē a te iwi Māori. Ngā mahi kūare a rātou te tokoiti, tā mātau noho mūhore i te akomanga, te aha rānei, te aha rānei. Engari, me pēhea hoki e kitea ai ā tātou mahi pai? Ka kīia e te nuinga ‘tē taea te aha, koinei anō te tikanga o ia tangata Māori ināianei, me waiho rātou ki a rātou.’ Ko tāku urupare ki tērā, me whai rānei i tērā pono? Ka ahatia tātou te iwi Māori ina waiho tēnei whakaaro i te ao e kī nei he tāngata māngere, he taihara rānei tātou? Ka hinga te reo, ka hinga ō tātou papakāinga, ka hinga tātou katoa te hunga whāiti nei. Me pēnei anō tō mātou tīni i tā mātou titiro atu ki te ao, hei whakakore i ngā hē hei whakaara ake anō i te mana motuhake o te iwi Māori.

Engari, nōhea mai tēnei whakaaro? E ai ki ētahi, nā ngā Māori e kore whai ana i te tika, e ai ki ētahi atu nā te hunga pāpāho. Kei tēnā, kei tēnā tāna ake tirohanga ki te take nei, engari he kōmitimiti kē o ngā taha e rua te hurihuri i roto i ōku ake whakaaro. Ko tā te hunga pāpāho ko te whakapāho i ngā mahi a te motu katoa. Engari, mārama rawa te kite ko tā rātou e whakapāoho atu ana ko ngā mahi hē o te iwi Māori. Ka whakaatu rātou i ngā kaupapa weriweri o te ao Māori, ko ngā aituā me ngā mahi tāhae. Koinei ngā momo kōrero ka whakaputaina e ngā kaikawe pūrongo ki te iwi whānui. Engari, kei hea hoki tērā atu taha – te tika, te pai? Kei hea ngā kōrero mō rātou kua whiwhi i ā rātou tohu kairangi? Kei hea ngā kōrero mō rātou ngā tini ngaio hākinakina e whakatutuki ana i ō rātou wawata ki te tākaro mō te motu? Ko ēnei ngā momo mea e hiahia nei au ki te kite i te pouaka whakaata, i tua atu i te kino me kite anō ko te pai. Heoi anō, me mārama hoki tātou koinei te tirohanga a ētahi noiho, engari ētahi. Ko ia kaimātakitaki kei te whakapono mārika ki ngā kōrero mā runga mata, me waiho i ō rātou ake whakaaro mō te kaupapa, kei reira hoki te hē. Kei ia tangata tēnei mea i roto i tōna ake hinengaro me whakawā, kino nei, i tētahi atu. Kua tukuna mai tēnei whakaaro ki a tātou mai i ngā reanga pakeke ake i a tātou? He tikanga rānei tēnei a te ira tangata?

Hei whakatau i te take nei, me whai tātou i ngā mahi a kui mā, a koro mā. Ko ngā mahi i mahia e rātou i ngā rā o nehe, he mahi i tika ai te noho a te katoa. I ēnei rā, ko te whakaaro o te nuinga, he iwi momi hikareti tātou, he iwi kai tarukino, he iwi e ora ana mō te peti moni ki te TAB. Me mārama tātou te iwi Māori, āe kua taka ētahi ki te hē. Heoi anō rā, me mārama anō a Ngāi Pākehā e ora tonu te tika i te iwi Māori! Ā, me mārama te katoa he iwi kotahi tātou, he waka eke noa.

 

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