“It’s crucial that we rangatahi get to tell our stories. Indigenous people have long told stories, it’s all in our history, in our waiata, our dance, it’s in everything.”

Māoriland is a creative hub based in Ōtaki that’s amplifying indigenous stories and empowering sovereignty among rangatahi.

This is part of our reo Māori series, Ohinga, created by Mahi Tahi Media, with funding from Te Māngai Pāho.

Stay tuned for a new episode every week.

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