Deb shared a moment

Deb Burton | May 2021

Photo of Deb | Waikanae
I wrote this on a facebook site (about the Treaty and Bible which seeks to discuss and resolve issues): Been to two funerals in the last two days, of pakeha men.
I wrote this on a facebook site (about the Treaty and Bible which seeks to discuss and resolve issues): Been to two funerals in the last two days, of pakeha men... Both of them had input from te reo and tikanga, one had a laying in on the local marae, and a haka (ka mate) in front of the coffin as it was taken out. The other had a proverb in Māori with the explanation, not translation (he tangata) and it felt comfortable with everyone, good and right... I am encouraged and think we are changing as nation, slowly maybe, but it is happening! I am glad I am starting to pick up on te reo, but want to do more, to understand more, so am attending an online class next week - via Zoom! No language can be learnt from a dictionary!