Luiza | Matariki 2023

Kia ora! This was my first time celebrating Matariki. One of the things I did, as shown in the video, was practicing my very basic Te Reo skills by saying the beautiful kaikōhau. I also said it in my native language, as I am from Brazil and I have Portuguese heritage. Lastly, I said it in Spanish, since I also have Spanish ancestry. Even though I have Amerindian and African heritage, I do not know the specific languages those ancestors spoke due to genocide, slavery, and colonialism. Still, I am extremely proud of my indigenous roots and I acknowledge the immense amount of privileges I have in my life. #KaikōhauChallenge