By Sonny Alesana, Te Pou Taki (Cultural Advisor)
Maori Tikanga Wananga was held over four days in October at Te Hora Pa in Canvastown. This is a joint initiative between Te Piki Oranga and Community Corrections and is held twice a year.
The focus of the wananga was to re-connect our whānau back to the Marae. The four day wananga included, tikanga, kawa, wairuatanga, manaakitanga and whānaungatanga associated with Mau Rākau, Raranga (Flax Weaving), Uku (clay work, flute making), Karanga, Whaikōrero, Pepeha and Pakohe (Argillite) Carving.
We had lots of positive feedback from wananga participants. Following are some quotes: