Māori are the tangata whenua (indigenous people of the land) of Aotearoa (New Zealand). Maori people define themselves by their iwi (tribe), hapu (sub-tribe), maunga (mountain) and awa (river).

Message of Miriata Ruaporo: "Te whanau o Ngati Sioux ki Dakota. We hear your call and can understand your pain and why it is important to protect the whenua (land). Many are so disconnected from our Mother, the Earth.

 "Life is about being happy, taking care of your family and the next generation. My family and our  Tamariki (children) have come together to perform a Haka to support you."

You will do the same when our fight begins.

Our children will be fighting the same fight. they are not afraid, because we are not afraid like our ancestors before us. My whanau of Rotorua perform this Haka for you and our people in Patea and all over the world who live to protect Papatuanuku (Mother Earth)

 "Nga Tangata o Papatuanuku" (Keep Rising)"

"Whatungarongaro te tangata toi tu whenua" As man disappears from sight, the land remains... (Maori Proverb)

The connection to their ancestors reminds them of who they are, where they come from. Embodied within the sacredness of the Tamariki (children) are their primal parents, Ranginui, the sky father and Papatuanuku, the Earth Mother... Photo Miriata Ruaporo

Maori And Native Americans: Together


Responses to "Water Is Life: Maori message of support with powerful Haka behind raging water"

  1. Seems only Indigenous people understand Mother Earth and know how to treat her with respect! White people are too greedy to take the time to live in harmony with Her. I am white, by the way, and I am with Standing Rock and all those who believe in Mother Nature: and safe clean water Must be protected! Bless you all.

  2. <3 Love it brothers and sisters, blessings and strength to all Earth warriors for the Mother. So mote it be. Peace

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