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Hunga Turi: Māori Deaf have their first accessible stay on a marae

1997
‘Te Karare’ was present to witness members of the Māori Deaf community have their first accessible stay on Kokohinau marae.
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Members of the Māori Deaf community are given the opportunity to have their first ever stay on a marae – Kokohinau marae, with a NZSL interpreter translating the powhiri, fed by a fluent te reo Māori speaker.

‘Te Karare’ hears that this was set up to enable Māori Deaf to learn more about their Māori identity, by being in a Māori cultural meeting space, and amongst Māori spirits. In turn, it too was a new experience for the people of Ngāti Awa, welcoming the Māori Deaf onto their marae.  

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