July 07, 2022
Hui to repatriate Maniapoto mokopuna in state care
Te Whatu Ahuru, an Iwi framework for the repatriation of Maniapoto mokopuna in State Care, was presented at the Maniapoto Kaumatua Kaunihera hui yesterday, in Te Kuiti.
The presentation by Chief Executive Christine Brears, of the Taumarunui Community Kokiri Trust, was overwhelmed with the support. “Our elders with their lived experiences are invaluable to this kaupapa. They hold the knowledge and expertise to help us reconnect our mokopuna back to their Maniapoto whakapapa, and having their full support, is wonderful” said Christine.
Story and photo by Te Huinga Jackson Greenland