Paikea: The Whale Rider

This is the story of Paikea (also known as Kahutia-te-rangi), a prominent tīpuna of the people of the Tairāwhiti. These graphic novels are designed for tamariki and are created with the guidance and input of mana whenua, ensuring that the stories and themes are culturally appropriate and accurate. Through these graphic novels, tamariki are able to engage with Māori stories, history, and culture in an accessible and visually engaging way. The use of images and storytelling can help to bring these stories to life and make them more relatable for tamariki. This is particularly important for Māori children who may not have access to this knowledge elsewhere. The graphic novels are an excellent tool for education, and they can help to foster a sense of pride and connection to Māori culture and identity.
By using culturally appropriate images and language, we can empower tamariki to embrace their cultural heritage and to share their knowledge with others. If you’re after the english version it is in the video below or half way down the page. Mauri ora!



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