Have you heard of the Tohunga Suppression Act?
“Rongoā Māori (Māori medicine) is a traditional practice that is strongly seen in today's world but there was a time when the tradition was suppressed.”
114 years ago, a new act disallowed tohunga from practicing traditional Māori healing. This explainer breaks down the act and how it impacted our knowledge and traditions.
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.