to understanding traditional Māori knowledge
Many believe that by learning Te Reo, one realises how the language is interconnected with the natural and physical worlds and can gain insights into solving our climate issues.
It's a language derived from the natural world. Māori language expert Joe Harawira said Te Reo is interconnected with the rhythms of Mother Earth.
"Te reo Māori he reo i ahu mai i a Papatūānuku. Kei roto i to tātou reo ngā whakaaro nga mātauranga ngā mōhioranga," he said.
"The Māori language originates from Mother Earth. In our language, it expresses our way of thinking, our indigenous knowledge systems and our perspectives."
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