Māori wellbeing and te reo
University of Auckland lecturer Kiri Dell is embarking on a three-year project to see how Māori wellbeing is revitalising, alongside te reo.
Dell’s research will look into the many aspects and implications for Aotearoa to become a te reo-speaking nation.
She said her findings would be valuable in helping shape the ties between Māori and Pākehā through their connection with the language.
“It’s important for Māori and Pākehā relationships, and the way those relationships are developed are crucially important for us to have a strong bicultural nation. So it’s really trying to look and understand how that relationship is playing out or manifesting through the consumption of te reo Māori,” Dell said.
Link to article: Research journey into ties between Māori wellbeing and te reo - NZ Herald