WHITIREIA POLYTECHNIC'S Bachelor of Nursing (BN) Maori graduates organised their own "last hikoi
", after the polytechnic cancelled the annual graduates' parade, BN Maori graduates Naomi Waipouri and Roni Taikato said.
In comparison with their colonial counterparts, there is no evidence of any access to electrical modalities, and no evidence of well known Maori occupations and activities that might have been used therapeutically, including kapa haka (traditional dance) or waka ama (outrigger canoe racing); occupational activities like tinana waka/marae (building and restoring boats/meeting houses) or flax weaving; hikoi
(walks); or warrior training 'games' like poi rakau (long staff) or patu (short handled club).
In 1998, the Anglican Church of Aoteroa and New Zealand animated a great deal of understanding and action through its "Hikoi
for Hope." Hikoi
is a Maori word that can be compared to our sacred walk.
Protests included a successful claim to the United Nations, whereby the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination condemned the Act; (111) a political protest hikoi
(march) of about 20,000 Maori on Parliament grounds; and a resignation of a Maori Labour Cabinet Minister, Tarina Turia, followed by her re-election to the New Zealand Parliament as a representative of the newly formed Maori Party.
Few people know it, but it was Winston Peters' work on a Maori land claim for his Ngati Wai iwi that inspired Cooper to lead her now famous hikoi
from the far north to Wellington in 1975, known to history now as "the Land March".
(40) In particular, Maori activists organized a hikoi
, or protest march, that began in the Ruatoki region and gained Maori and Pakeha (or white settler) supporters along the way to Parliament in Wellington.
The Tamaki Hikoi
, a Maori guided walk of Auckland, gives visitors a sense of the importance of the culture in what is a proudly bicultural country.
The Tamaki Hikoi
, a Maori-guided walk of Auckland, gives visitors a sense of the importance of the culture in what is a proudly bicultural country.
* regular hikoi
(walks) to historic places of local significance not only provided exercise, but also encouraged a deeper understanding of the natural environment and led to the identification of native plants, and the sharing of knowledge about rongoa (medicines) and Maori healing practices.
Marama: A Directory of Maori Information Resources.