Josie Scott, a koeke of Ngāti Whakaue, describes how stories told on the marae by kaumātua are important in shaping identity and a sense of belonging. Sharing oral histories helps young people to connect with their local areas.
Norma Sturley, a koeke of Ngāti Whakaue, talks about how important it is to know about stories from the past in building confidence and an understanding about being Māori in today’s world.
Ricky Prebble talks about Māori history and what this means in today’s world. He considers the way teaching New Zealand history is different to teaching Māori history. Ricky sees the Māori history project as a way to make connections and partnerships with local iwi.