This term we have been learning all about the Marae. We have learned that…….
The Marae is an important focal point for the community.
The Marea is a place where tradition and customs can be carried out.
The Marae is a place where people can express their values with dignity.
There are many kawa ( protocols) that prevail on the marae.
Marae kawa (protocols) can differ between maraes and iwi.
We have focussed on some key concepts when doing this learning.
These are listed and explained in the table below.
give the meaning of these concepts in your own words.
Tikanga- The way you do things, customs, correct procedures.
Pōwhiri-It is the welcoming ceremony at the marae.
Tangata whenua-The local people the are connected to the marae.
Manuhiri-Vistiors that come to a marae.
Tūrangawaewae-Gives you home base that includes rights and obligations.
Whanaungatanga-Family connections and relationships.
Manaakitanga-Caring for other people as well as respecting elders.
Aroha-Love. It also can mean hospitality, generosity, caring for others and the process of giving.
See this video for an explanation of the roles and responsibilities of people on a marae.
Something I would like to learn more about the marae.
I would like to go to a marae and see what it is like.