All Videos January 8, 2020

What does your hair say about you?

In Māori culture, the head is tapu (spiritually restricted) and therefore hair holds a lot of mana (power/authority). Our ancestors conveyed meaning and status with their hair, and dressed it with a beautiful array of oils and ornaments.

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What does your hair say about you?

What does your hair say about you?

In Māori culture, the head is tapu (spiritually restricted) and therefore hair holds a lot of mana (power/authority). Our ancestors conveyed meaning and status with their hair, and dressed it with a beautiful array of oils and ornaments.
5:20
HĀKARI: celebrate the Māori way!

HĀKARI: celebrate the Māori way!

Nau mai, haere mai ki Kaupapa On The Couch, a webseries from The Spinoff about Māori issues and stuff, hosted by Leonie Hayden. This episode: HĀKARI. Learn how to party like your ancestors, from hāngi techniques to understanding tikanga Māori around food and celebration.
6:35
Māori women rule

Māori women rule

Nau mai, haere mai ki Kaupapa On The Couch, a webseries about Māori issues and stuff. This month: to celebrate International Women’s Day, we look at the role of Māori women and some of the badass wāhine toa that came before.
6:18
Get on the waka!

Get on the waka!

Nau mai, haere mai ki Kaupapa on the Couch, a webseries about Māori issues and stuff. This month: how did we get from Hawaiki to Aotearoa? We look at our ocean voyaging ancestors, and how the tradition of wayfinding was resurrected again.
6:07
Rivers are people too!

Rivers are people too!

Nau mai, haere mai ki Kaupapa On The Couch, a webseries about Māori issues and stuff. This month: what do we mean when we refer to our mountains and rivers are ancestors? Episode three looks at the world-leading legislation in Aotearoa that recognises Te Urewera national park and the Whanganui river as people.
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