Monday, 25 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey, Acknowledging Ancestry.

Activity 2: Acknowledging Ancestry:)

All of us are members of a family. Some of us have large families and some of us have very small

families. When I have the opportunity to talk about my family and my ancestry I sometimes choose to
use a pepeha. It is a very special way of identifying who I am and where I come from.
There are many different versions of pepeha but most provide people with information about who
you are and where you come from (i.e. your whakapapa).
Ko Mataka te Maunga                             
Ko Tokerau te Awa                                  
Ko Mataatua te Waka
Ko William, Martha toku tipuna
Ko Nga Puhi toku Iwi
Ko Ngati Rehia te Hapu
Ko Heruhama te Marae
Ko Aaliah ahau


  1. Hey there Aaliah, thanks for sharing your wonderful Pepeha with us. It's great to read and see that you've been able to include a lot of information.

    What would you say is your favourite line from your Pepeha and why?

    Did you find this activity challenging?

    Thanks, Billy

  2. Kia ora, Aaliah! It's fantastic to read your personal pepeha acknowledging your ancestors. It's quite different to the pepeha we learn at school. Would you be able to record yourself saying this to share on your blog? I know you are confident sharing the pepeha you learnt at school with us in class.

  3. Hi there Aaliah!

    My names Jade F and I'm part of the Summer Learning Journey team! I really enjoyed reading through your pepeha. That's amazing how much you know about of your ancestral history and my iwi is Nga Puhi as well!

    Have you ever presented your pepeha in front of your friends and family before? I'm sure they would all love to hear it!

    Looking forward to hearing from you and keep up the awesome blog posts.

    All the best,
    Jade F :)