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Toku Reo, Toku Ohooho: Ka Whawhai Tonu Matou

Toku Reo, Toku Ohooho: Ka Whawhai Tonu Matou

(Maori language version) After over 150 years of colonisation, a number of tenacious and determined Maori individuals have struggled to ensure the survival of their language. This book, co-published with Te Taua Whiri i te Reo Maori, describes the revival of the Maori language th... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781869693787
Published 1 July 2011 by Huia Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Maori language ed.
Author(s) By Winitana, Chris

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ISBN-13 9781869693787
ISBN-10 1869693787
Stock Available
Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Huia Publishers
Imprint Huia Publishers
Publication Date 1 July 2011
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Maori language ed.
Edition Maori language ed.
Author(s) By Winitana, Chris
Category Award Winning
Te Reo / Maori
Social & Cultural History
Indigenous Peoples
AU, NZ & South Pacific Books
New Zealand & Related
NZ Post Book Awards (Adult) 2012
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text Social Studies: General
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly;College/higher education
Number of Pages 430
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 234mm
Weight 660g
Dewey Code 306.4408999442
Catalogue Code 90375

Description of this Book

My Language, My Inspiration and Toku Reo, Toku Ohooho trace the journey between 1972 and 2008 to revitalise the Maori language. The books outline the determined struggle to bring the Maori language back from the brink, provide interviews with two dozen people who were active in the fight for the Maori language and include photographs of key events and people. The history explores the reasons for the decline of the language and charts its resurgence over the last four decades through initiatives such as Waitangi Tribunal claims, the petition and march for the Maori language and the development of the Rakau method of learning, and the establishment of institutions such as kohanga reo, the Maori Broadcasting Authority and Maori Television. The history is available in a Maori language version and an English version.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Nga Kupu Ora Te Reo Maori / Maori Language Award 2011.

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Author's Bio

Chris Winitana (Ngati Tuwharetoa, Ngai Tuhoe) is a Maori language and custom consultant, writer and journalist, a music and television producer (winner of Best Maori Language Television Programme, 2006) and a facilitator of advanced Maori theosophy and practitionership programmes. He has been actively involved in revitalisation of the Maori language, having taught at various levels and written many Maori language readers, radio play series, children's programmes, and literacy resources and books.

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