Māori Language Week

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Māori Language Week
by Ella Mitchell - Tuesday, 8 September 2020, 9:55 AM

Māori Language Week | 14-18 September 2020

Honour the past, keep ourselves safe now and prepare for the future together!   

The Māori Language Commission wants to get 1 million people speaking, singing and celebrating Te Reo at the same time in an unprecedented Māori Language Moment for Māori Language Week 2020.   

“Our Māori Language Moment will take place at 12pm on Monday the 14th September 2020.  

This marks the day and the hour in 1972 when a group of Māori language champions presented a petition on the steps of parliament calling for Te Reo to be taught in our schools.  

“What you do for your Māori Language Moment: is up to you. It could be as easy as playing a Māori language song, pausing to do the daily quiz in Te Reo, starting lunch with a karakia or media outlets beginning their 12pm news bulletin with a Māori greeting. It’s an open invitation to celebrate Te Reo for a moment, a week, a month or even the whole year round How you do it is up to you. 

Kia kaha te kōrero Māori!