September 15, 2015
Te Reo Maori comes of age
Te Reo Maori officially 43 years young
Willie Jackson talks with Lee Smith from Te Reo Maori Society
Its 43 years ago since Nga Tamatoa, Te Reo Maori Society and Te Huinga Rangatahi marched onto parliament with a petition for Maori language to become an official language of Aotearoa.
Lee Smith was one of those ' young Maori radicals' who was the at the fore of this kaupapa.
Today our mokopuna live and breathe te reo Maori. We have Kohanga Reo, Kura Kaupapa Maori, Wharekura and Whare Wananga.
We are no longer beaten for speaking Maori in class like many of our parents and grandparents were.
Te Reo Maori is more acceptable in many facets of everyday life and in the public eye.
Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori held a discussion at Te Papa Tongarewa about Te Reo Maori
Lee Smith looks back at the challenge to have Maori language given the same status as the English language with Willie Jackson on Paakiwaha
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