2020 VOYAGER MEDIA AWARD WINNER. Kahu Kutia challenges the assumption that to be urban & Māori means to be disconnected from your culture. Made possible by the RNZ/NZ On Air Innovation Fund.
Episode 1: Tapu Te Ranga Marae - He Kākano Ahau
When I came to the city I needed ground to stand on. That turanga waewae became Tapu Te Ranga Marae, tucked away in Island Bay, Wellington. You would have never seen a marae quite like this.
Episode 2: Finding Space In Ōtautahi - He Kākano Ahau
For this episode I went to Ōtautahi, Christchurch where we're looking at what it's like to move to the city today. From many perspectives, Christchurch seems a hard place to be Māori.
Episode 3: Decolonising Gender & Sexuality In Wellington City - He Kākano Ahau
I have a hunch that the city might provide something unique to our people. This episode is is about decolonising gender and sexuality in Wellington city.
Episode 4: Mana Whenua - He Kākano Ahau
Under the guidance of two uri of Ngāti Whātua, I was able to visualise the land beneath my feet for the first time, and think more about how we keep our history alive in a concrete jungle.
Episode 5: What It Takes To Build An Indigenous Resistance Movement - He Kākano Ahau
Thousands of supporters from Aotearoa and the world have been hosted at Ihumātao. For those who protect the land it has become more than a Māori issue.
Episode 6: Reconnection - He Kākano Ahau
I think it's natural that a family, Māori and non-Māori, always has mysteries to uncover, whether or not you grew up knowing your whānau history, knowing your whakapapa or not.