December 22, 2020
App promotes collection of whakapapa
A new app that stores whakapapa and family histories is being hailed as the beginning of a new era for Māori archivists.
Tech entrepreneur Kaye Maree Dunn says Āhau helps whānau and tribal communities capture, preserve, and share important information and histories on secure, whānau-managed databases.
She believes the archiving of whakapapa and oral history could become a valuable industry for Māori.
"I would love to see rangatahi able to get NCEA credits for interviewing kuia and kaumatua and I would also love to there to be an elevation in status of those who hold whakapapa and can train in that space," Ms Dunn says.
The Āhau app can be seen at Āhau
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