Tūhono mai ki te pae kōrero motuhake a ngā mema o Ngā Tamatoa, arā, ko Linda Tuhiwai-Smith, rātou ko Kura Te Waru Rewiri, ko Tame Iti, ko John Ohia, ko Orewa Barrett-Ohia, ka hoki mahara atu te kaupapa i tūoratia ai te reo Māori i roto i te 50 tau.
Ko Ngā Tamatoa, arā, he rangapū mātātoa Māori he mea whakatū i ngā tau 1970; i whakanuia e rātou te mana tuku iho a te Māori, me te whakaatu i ngā take e pā ana ki ngā mahi kaikiri, te ngaronga o te reo Māori me te murunga tonutanga o ngā whenua. Ko te nuinga ō rātou nō ngāi tāone me ngā whare wānanga. Nā Ngā Tamatoa i ārahi te tini o ngā mahi mautohe rongonui i whakaohoohongia ai ngā whakawhitiwhiti kōrero a te iwi whānui mō te mana tuku iho a te Māori.
Nā Ngā Tamatoa me Te Reo Māori Society te petihana reo Māori i whakatakoto ki te Karauna i te 14 o Hepetema i te tau 1972, neke atu i te 30,000 ngā waitohu kia ākona te reo Māori ki ngā kura. Koia nei te tīmatanga o te kaupapa i āwhina ki te hāpai i ngā huringa ā-iwi me ngā mahi tōrangapū i Aotearoa, ā, ko te whakamanatanga tēnei o te Ture mō te Reo Māori i te tau 1987, tae atu ki ngā kōhanga reo, ki ngā kura rūmaki reo Māori me ngā kura kaupapa Māori.
Tūhono mai ki ō tātou raumaharatanga o te 50 tau atu i te horanga o te petihana mā ngā wheako ora me ngā whakatūtū puehu a Ngā Tamatoa, ki te ara whanauhoutanga o te iwi whānui. Kāore koe i Te Whanganui-a-Tara? E pai ana! Ka tuku mataoratia te wānanga a te pae kōrero.
Join us for a special panel talk with Ngā Tamatoa members, Linda Tuhiwai-Smith, Kura Te Waru Rewiri, Tame Iti, John Ohia and Orewa Barrett-Ohia, to commemorate 50 years since the language petition.
Ngā Tamatoa is a Māori activist group formed in the 1970’s; they promoted Māori rights, and highlighted issues relating to racial discrimination, the loss of te reo Māori and continued confiscation of land. Made up of mainly urban and university-educated Māori, Ngā Tamatoa led a series of high-profile protest actions that galvanised public discussion about the rights of Māori.
On 14 September 1972, Ngā Tamatoa and Te Reo Māori Society presented a petition with more than 30,000 signatures to the Crown to have Māori taught in schools. This was the beginning of a movement which helped to propel real social and political changes in New Zealand which has seen the establishment of the Māori Language Act 1987, kōhanga reo, and the kura kaupapa Māori immersion schools.
Join us as we commemorate 50 years since the petition through Ngā Tamatoa’s lived experience and radical activism; and a journey that has helped to shape a nation. Not in Te Whanganui-a-Tara? Kei te pai! The panel talk will be live streamed.