Ngaroma Williams & Mary Liz Broadley's project examining how bicultural competence is applied in the education of early childhood teachers with regards to Māori pedagogies, identities, languages and cultural beliefs, and how Māori pedagogies are valued in the provision of early childhood education in Aotearoa. A Kaupapa Māori methodology was adopted, drawing upon qualitative techniques.
Hongi is a traditional Maori greeting, which literally means “to share breath”. Hongi is done by pressing one’s nose to the other person when they meet each other. It is believed that when the two noses meet, people exchange their breath and the visitor becomes one of the local people (tangata whenua).
Tane Mahuta (Lord of the Forest) According to the Maori creation myth, Tāne is the son of Ranginui the sky father and Papatuanuku the earth mother. Tāne separates his parents from their marital embrace until his father the sky is high above mother earth. Tāne then sets about clothing his mother with vegetation. The birds and the trees of the forest are regarded as Tāne’s children.
A hongi is a traditional Māori greeting in #NewZealand. It is done by pressing one's nose and forehead (at the same time) to another person at an encounter. By agreeing to do a hongi, in tradition, the #Maori will eliminate the possibility of you being a stranger or threat or what they call ‘Manuhiri’ and now you are part of the land or ‘Tangata Whenua’. The literal meaning of "hongi" is the "sharing of breath."