“You can’t be what you can’t see… we need to see more brown-skinned faces in books.” Choice korero from Paula Morris & Anita Heiss – Author – same goes 4 authors names ON books. Dam Native showed me that as a Māori, I could rap. Patricia Grace showd me I could write stories. Do the things. #NZWritersForum

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Dear Pera, speak more Māori

Choice korero on Kāpiti tonight about giving yourself permission to speak Māori even if some people in the room don’t understand. Our children seeing and understanding Māori as normal and OK, has as big or bigger positive impact than the inconvenience factor of an audience needing to listen twice, firstly to ngā kūpu Māori (Māori […]