tupuna

tupuna

(təˈpuːnə)
n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) a variant spelling of tipuna
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I have always known everything happens for a reason, and that sometimes our pathways are mapped out without our knowledge, via our tupuna," she said.
whenua, whanau, whakapapa; tupuna, taonga, atua and esoteric experiences which could be of therapeutic relevance to the client/whanau
Tupuna Awa: People and Politics of the Waikato River
They all have an earnest desire to ensure our narratives and histories about our tupuna involvement in these wars are shared and understood, as they had, and still have, a significant impact, says Mr Flavell.
Forced to journey without tracks in jandals and longjohns wayfarers needs weave from found and bequeath a kahuwhakamarumaruwairua or bleed into darkness Aue Aue Aue Wairua a tupuna breathe aroha impervious to blizzards weave a cloak with hood hand kissed throat clasp brushed with lips kihi to dispel shadow.
Such divisions, through Maori eyes, seem superfluous when one realizes that every maker of contemporary Maori works also makes traditional pieces; which by their very nature enhance our lives today in much the same way as they did for our tupuna for hundreds of years.
Tangata whenua/ iwi kainga/ hau kainga (people of the land, of the host marae) are seated to the right of this whare tupuna (ancestral house), when looking out from the house to the marae atea.
They felt it annoying that their living ancestor, their tupuna awa, had been converted into a property object in the course of colonial history.
We are extremely thankful to the Weltmuseum Wien (World Museum Vienna) and the Austrian government for their approval to return these tupuna (ancestors)," Te Papa kaihautu (Maori leadership spokesperson) Dr.
E te taonga o te motu, takoto mai I runga I te atamira oo matua tupuna," Peters eulogised in Parliament on learning of her death in 1994; "Oh treasure of the land, lie upon the platform of your ancestors.