Te Kaitiaki Matua

Justin Gush


Te Kaitiaki Matua: features Jay Rerekura of Whanganui, Taranaki, and the Cook Islands. Jay offers his thoughts on the most important aspects of being a young Māori father, and the elements involved in providing our babies with the best possible start in life. The consistent message throughout this film is the importance of whakapapa and the role we play as parents, in transferring whānau knowledge to future generations. Tino rangatiratanga is also addressed in terms of self-determining the future of whānau and how kid’s actions are merely reflections of the surrounding behaviours and environment.

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