Whakanuia Te Wiki o te Reo Maori - Celebrate Maori Language Week» 27/07/2010, Posted by Diana Beattie
Maori Language Week is 26 July - 01 August. The theme is Te Mahi Kai - The Language of Food. The key message for the language this year is encouraging use in communities.
Ma te aha ahau te Wiki e whakanui? How can I celebrate the Week?
Here are some suggestions for celebrating kei te hapori - around the community:
Create supportive Maori language spaces: Your workplace or school could develop ideas to support te reo Maori. Support staff/students/colleagues with resources on pronunciation, conversation etc.
Schedule some Maori language time: Perhaps you could allocate time for a Maori language class. Maori language is used all the time - in place names, personal names etc, so basic Maori language skills are always useful.
Bilingual signs: Put bilingual signs up where you are - signs are a visible way of showing that te reo is valued at your workplace, school etc.
What's the Maori word for ...? There's nothing like a note when it comes to naming common items. Let your workmates/students know you're going to use the Maori word for that thing. Label several items.
For more ideas and information, see: http://www.korero.maori.nz/news/mlw