Post by Kiwi Frontline on Mar 9, 2020 3:34:10 GMT 12
TEACHERS TO USE DIGITAL ATLAS OF ORIGINAL MĀORI NAMES IN LESSONS
Ngāi Tahu's digital atlas of the original Māori names for the South Island can now be used to teach intermediate and early secondary school students about colonisation.
The digital atlas Kā Huru Manu was launched at the end of 2017, and features more than 1000 Māori names and the stories behind them - but now the South Island iwi have designed a guide for teachers to use the map in their classrooms.
"Colonisation meant that a lot of Māori were renamed and those stories that were attached to those places were often erased," Harcourt said.
"So it's [about] getting young people to use the atlas to restore the places that they live in as well as exploring those bigger ideas of colonisation and naming......