kaumatua


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kaumatua

(kaʊˈmɑːtuːə)
n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) NZ a senior member of a tribe; elder
[Māori]
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My parents [long-time NZNO member Mere Wallace and former NZNO kaumatua Richard Wallace] taught us about cultural values, tikanga, looking after our marae and the whenua, and manaakitanga for our whanau and community.
This initial list of values was evolved through consultation with two kaumatua (both with extensive experience in matauranga Maori, education and health care) and three Maori Health practitioners, with leadership roles within the mental health and addiction workforce.
The development being built at Kokohinau Marae 5km south of Edgecumbe will eventually be used for affordable housing for kaumatua, but Ngati Awa iwi have elected to initially use it to house wh?
In Tuwhare's Wilderness the Kaumatua character Karepo is the villain of the story, but the opposite was intended for this new production role.
However, older people contribute to society, particularly Te Ao Maori [Maori society] wherein kaumatua [older men and women] conduct essential roles in decision-making, carry out cultural protocols, maintain the language and tikanga [proper conduct], and pass on matauranga Maori [Maori knowledge] (Edwards, 2010; Kepa, 2011; Kepa, M.
Maori seems to have successfully challenged this after the revitalisation in the 1970s when many of the kaumatua and kuia--the fluent speakers of te reo were still around.
A project, Taonga Tuku Ihou, had captured the reminiscences of eight of the prominent Kuia and Kaumatua (leaders) of the Masterton Maori community.
IIs ont ete mes informateurs principaux et, en tant que kaumatua (aines), ils ont pris soin de moi et ont guide ma recherche universitaire et mon cheminement dans la vie en general.
Maori varieties of kumara (sweet potato), for example, had to be retrieved from a seed bank in Japan, and much of the growing knowledge had to be obtained from kaumatua (community elders) or from detailed anthropological research.
The application must be endorsed by a kaumatua (tribal elder) from the named marae, or a Te Arataura member before it is considered valid.