tangata whenua


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tangata whenua

(ˈtɑːŋɡɑːtə ˈfɛnʊːə)
n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) NZ the indigenous Māori people of a particular area of New Zealand or of the country as a whole
[Māori, literally: people of the land]
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The ceremony was led by Ngati Rehia, the tangata whenua of the area.
Rather than relating to local tangata whenua who held tribal esoteric knowledge, a generic 'state- supported' language emerged in educational settings.
The tangata whenua of Aotearoa/New Zealand are related to some of the indigenous tribes of Taiwan.
There is acknowledgement that the word kawa is of significant importance to the Maori, Tangata whenua of Aotearoa/New Zealand.
There's always a few dark sheep in any whanau--I suppose I should include myself in that category from time to time--but I do think that as multiculturalism in New Zealand, the multi-ethnic composition of our country grows, Maori are going to need to be more and more assertive in keeping their primary identity as tangata whenua to the fore, for fear of being swallowed up.
Although Te Punga Somerville emphasises these connections, she is also mindful of those moments when Pasifika communities have been complicit with the 'removal of tangata whenua from the national imaginary' (p.
Maori, as tangata whenua, are the kaitiaki (guardians) of these ecosystems and have a responsibility to protect and enhance them.
university students who identified either as Tangata Whenua (1) Maori or New
In more usual contexts, when the tangata whenua (indigenous people of the land, hosts) are in their home place a marae welcome provides genuine recognition that one has been received by a Maori group.
Ngati Waewae, tangata whenua, said in their submission: "nobody denies a huge debt to Papatuanuku and her children has been incurred due to coal mining and the development of an over-arching plan to begin to right this injustice is appreciated by the tangata whenua and can't come soon enough.
In the recent tussle over the foreshore and seabed in Aotearoa New Zealand, read New Zealand Labour Government for Wolf and concerned tangata whenua (first people of the land) for Lamb.