Uma Te Kani
Nō te Tairāwhiti whānui ahau
Mai Pōtikirua ki te raki i te whenua taurikura o Ngāti Porou
Tae noa ki te tonga ki te rohe potae o Ngai Tāmanuhiri me Rongowhakaata iwi
Huri ki te hauāuru ki Te Aitanga ā Mahaki,
Ā, ka peke atu ki te rāwhiti ki a Te Aitanga ā Hauiti
Ka hunuku ano ki a Omarumutu ki te Whakatōhea
Nō reira ko Uma Te Kani taku ingoa.
Regional Coordinator - School of Iwi Development
I love my role as I get to work with our people, for our people on kaupapa run by our people. We maintain our tikanga Māori in a Māori way in a Māori environment.
I love to see the big smiles on the faces of our people, both young and old, as they build their own whānau knowledge about themselves.
After many years not learning in this way, I sometimes wish I had chosen this path earlier.
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