Beneath the soil: A reclamation of te reo and Māori food sovereignty.
Author. Stone Soup — 03/ 08/ 2021
Wai, kai, whenua, whare— in that order. These are the four things— according to renowned Tohunga Rereata Makiha— that sit at the centre, not only of our physical needs as humans, but at the centre of our spiritual, cultural and social needs to exist within community. Food in particular has been at the heart of ceremony and celebration in Aotearoa and across the world, for millennia. Sharing food, whether we have little or much, can be an expression of love and care— as we call it within te ao Māori, manaakitanga.