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Visual art and watchable recommendations. Kai a ngā karu!

National Library’s kōrero sessions are available online here: https://natlib.govt.nz/events/recorded-events

Wāhine participated in battles and were recognized for their distinct abilities in combat. This was beautifully and kindly described to the Tribunal at a Mana Wāhine Inquiry hearing. Check out this waka huia episode sharing this mātauranga and more:

The Herbs album release in Ruatoria is beautifully captured in this doco:

https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/the-power-of-music-te-kaha-o-te-waiata-1988

Adam Goodes’ story is an important one of racism, and also of pride in being indigenous. Poignant not only for Australia, but other nations with a racist thread running through it:

Merata Mita was not only a talented and important film maker for Aotearoa, but an amazing, intelligent and resilient wahine:

https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/merata-how-mum-decolonised-the-screen-2018

Kai Tahu resources: an interactive map and an online archive. A beautiful illustration of how iwi can exert rangatiratanga over their own mātauranga. Who best to hold this knowledge than those who it belongs to (rhetorical pātai obvs)

https://www.kahurumanu.co.nz/