- as a Māori and Pākehā business woman
Recently, I heard one of my daughters whisper to the other, “Millie do you remember what my superpower is? My superpower is that I’m Māori”.
I grinned. The seed was planted, and they were listening.
Popoia te kākano kia puawai
Nurture the seed, and it will grow
In my childhood, there were three types of Māori that I saw. Those who grew up in walking distance to the marae, interconnected with extended whānau, tikanga and Māori ways of doing woven into their everyday lives. Those who lived away from their hapū, different cities or countries.
And those, like me, wandering between the lines of connection and disconnection. Not close enough to be embedded in the daily living, but not far enough away, to be unknown.
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