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). Use the template provided below to prepare your own unique pepeha. If you need help please watch this short movie clip on preparing a pepeha.
When you have completed your pepeha, post it on your blog. You could even post a video of you reading out your pepeha.
Ko Mt. Wellington te maunga
Ko Tamaki river te awa
Ko Tu’uga Salū Uelese tōku iwi
Ko Salū tōku hapu
Ko Te Tahawai tōku marae
Ko Save’u ahau
Ko Uaina rāua ko Maoimealelei ōku mātua