Albert | Share your why

I grew up in an time where the general consensus was "what use is your Maoritanga and your language, how will it help in this modern world?" My grandparents and elders spoke Maori only. My parents, aunties, uncles, older brothers, sisters, and cousins spoke both English and Maori. I could only speak a few words, but not enough to converse confidently with my Koro and Kuia.