Te Kuru o Te Marama Dewes (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Rangitihi) knows a thing or two about what he likes to call pro-activism. It's in his whakapapa, it's in his DNA. His late grandfather was one of the many integral figures who delivered the 30,000+ strong Te Reo Māori Petition to Parliament in 1972. But what about this generation? How proactive are the current generation of Māori when it comes to decolonisation? Or should the new-age, educated, well-rounded Māori be more focused on the concept of re-indigenisation?

This is Te Kuru o Te Marama's story.

This is The Taumata Kōrero, a podcast of conversations that will inform, reform, question, challenge, debate, investigate, analyse, deconstruct and then reconstruct how we see ourselves as Māori.

Join University of Auckland Māori language lecturer and award-winning former Māori journalist, Raniera Harrison (Te Aupōuri, Ngāti Porou) as he critically analyses some of the most pertinent topics in the Māori world today.

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