Ka tika ra

To make it right. One of our pahake told me, this is what ‘ka tika ra’ means…
I understand fully how our tūpuna felt when their land, their foundation was taken from beneath them. Every time I return home to Taranaki, I feel that mamae still, I see it in the land and I see it in the people…
koru hand painted rock
It makes me appreciate people who fight for their right to be heard, to be able to walk freely on their land and to be who they are without being challenged by a system that is about conforming and monetary gain rather than the wellbeing of the land and the people.
I appreciate the passion that drives people to speak out for what they believe in, for remembering the legacy that our tūpuna left for us, and for bringing it to the table again and again and again, that we have every right to be here as kaitiaki of our whenua…
Jo x

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