He kōrari, he kete, he kōrero

Moana Eruera

Abstract


Weaving together traditional Māori knowledge from the past with our current practice realities of the present as a guide for the provision of tangata whenua supervision for the future. Körari as it is known in Te Tai Tokerau, commonly called flax or harakeke, is an important natural resource our tūpuna used for a range of purposes. Kōrari contains healing qualities and one of its practical uses both traditionally and today is weaving, and in particular weaving kete. Kete are symbolic in our whakapapa stories about the pursuit and application of knowledge and the tikanga used for weaving contain important stories, principles and practices that can guide us in our mahi and our lives.

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supervision; cultural supervision

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11157/anzswj-vol24iss3-4id103

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