This week I have been learning about the significance of pepeha in Maori Culture. It allows us to make connections to family, iwi, and the natural world.
A Pepeha Tells You How strong your Connection is to Land. For example : your strong connection to the land is your culture or family.
First I had to talk about my pepeha which is basically all about me. For example : Ko Maungarei tōku maunga (mountain). This is my maunga which is mountain.
Next I had to write down my mountain, river, tribe, home/community, and school. For example : you might wanna say your river is tamaki or your tribe is Ngate Houma.
Then I had to practise reading it out with my mouth open. I practise lots and lots of time until I finally know it.
After I had to record my voice by reading or saying it out. For example : Ko Maungarei tōku maunga (mountain) or Ko Tamaki tōku awa (river).
Lastly, I had to make a DLO and draw my pepeha. For example : I would draw my home, my school logo, or even my mountain.
I enjoyed doing this task. I did well at drawing my pepeha. I need to improve on drawing more pictures.