Te Reo and Te Ao Māori
The workshop will start with a question: what would you like to talk about? And be guided by responses. Elements will likely include basic pronunciation of te reo Māori, phrases to use during the festival, concepts from a Māori worldview, how to be an ally to Māori and indigenous peoples.
Ariana Stevens (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Waewae) is from Te Tai Poutini, the West Coast of the South Island. She lives in Ōtautahi with her tamariki, and returns to the West Coast regularly for mahi and other kaupapa. For the past 5 years Ariana has delivered workshops and te reo Māori classes to a range of organisations, groups and individuals. Ariana combines her background in law, policy, education, hospitality and event management – with her passion for the revitalisation of te reo Māori. Given that Ariana is not mana whenua for Te Tau Ihu, the topics her workshops will cover will be limited to te ao Māori generally – rather than content specific to the iwi of Te Tau Ihu.