Black lives matter

Really interesting kōrero i te ata nei about the BLM movement before and since George Floyd’s death. The overall whakaaro spoke to the whakataukī ‘He aha te mea nui o te Ao, He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata’. Angela Davis spoke of our need to act collectively with urgency saying how “only a global movement can eradicate racism”. This was a great reminder that we have to all partake in uncredited work to influence change. How long are we going to wait for others to do for us what we can do for ourselves? This made me recall the whakatauākī na Timoti Karetu “Me kōrero Māori tātou, ki te kore i nāianei, ā hea?”, he talks about one finding time to learn Te Reo Māori, if not now, when? I feel motivated to continue doing what mahi I can to be an agent of change.

We were given a old nursery rhyme that had developed out of racist histories and we were asked to produce anything as a reflection on our rhyme. Mine was Eenie meenie miney moe. I decided to make 2 short videos the first a reflection of the rhyme, the second a reflection of my first video.

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