Story: Kaitiakitanga – guardianship and conservation

Protecting the language

Protecting the language

The Whenuaroa whānau (family) speak Māori as they eat their lunch. They are a new kind of kaitiaki, working to protect the Māori language. This photo was in the Ngāti Kahungunu tribe’s strategic plan, which aims to revitalise the language among their people. The family were chosen because of their commitment to speaking Māori at home.

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Kaitiakitanga – guardianship and conservation - Kaitiakitanga today', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/11605/protecting-the-language (accessed 25 October 2021)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 24 Sep 2007