bite back

we think

we

can damage

the world?

have yah seen

the size of her?

and she bites back.

eventually.

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mauri of me #47 ~ suppression and rongoa

The Tohunga Suppression Act 1907,

was suppression of the filthiest.

We were dying in the thousands.

Not of natural causes,

but of their diseases,

that we were not immune too.

And then they outlawed our right to practice

our own medicine.

Colonised and assimilated.

Sick and dying,

believing we were in need of their help.

Their god.

not much has changed.

Except:

Our return to our rongoa.

Our return to our methods of healing.

Our methods of restoration.

Tehei mauri ora ❤

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water ownership?

we were the caretakers,

and ‘they’ came

and completely

fucked it over.

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exhibition art ~ mauri

mauri

Mauri

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exhibition art ~ tū-te-wehiwehi

tū-te-wehiwehi

Tū-te-wehiwehi

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exhibition art ~ rarohenga

rarohenga

Rarohenga

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exhibition art ~ te ihorangi

te ihorangi

 

Te Ihorangi

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exhibition art ~ ruaūmoko

ruaūmoko

Ruaūmoko

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activism ~ intelligence – who decides?

The thing that colonisation assumed, was superiority.

Superiority of thought. Superiority of intellect. Superiority of being.

The issue with one believing they are superior to another has been evident throughout the ages and has shown it’s ugliness in the genocide perpetuated against certain peoples and cultures throughout history.

This is not just a white on black / POC atrocity. Whites have been doing it to their own for centuries; long before they unleashed their fragmented mentalities in other parts of the world.

The issue that is left for us to resolve, is the de-colonisation of our minds. To let go of the belief that we are inferior. It’s a ploy the coloniser has used for centuries. And it’s a ploy that has worked.

Until Now. Now that We know better.

*Keynote Address: Moana Jackson*

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exhibition art ~ tāne

tāne

Tāne

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