Rawiri Wright – the government’s decision about teaching NZ history in schools

 

Rawiri Wright pic
Rawiri Wright

Eruera Morgan talked to Rawiri Wright about the government’s decision to require schools to teach New Zealand history from 2022.

Here is the original interview (on ‘Manako’, 17th September, 2019)

 

Here is my spoken summary of the interview:

 

I tēnei uiuinga, ka kōrero tahi a Rāwiri Wright rāua ko Eruera Mōrgan mō te whakataunga hōu a te kāwanatanga kia whakaturetia te whakaako i te hītori o Aotearoa i roto i ngā kura o te motu (ka tīmata hei te tau 2022). Ko Rawiri te tumuaki kairiwhi i tētahi kura kaupapa i Te Whanganui-a-Tara, otirā mai rāno e whakaako ana ia i ngā kura kaupapa o te motu.

E ai ki a Rāwiri, he pai te whakaaro – kua akona mai rāno ēnei āhuatanga i ngā kura kaupapa o te motu – otirā, ko te mea nui, ko wai kē e whakaako ana i te hītori, ā nā wai i tuhi te hītori. Ki a ia, me tuhi ngā hītori e hāngai ana ki ngā tironga o tēnā iwi, o tēnā iwi – kia rangona ai ngā kōrero Māori. Kāore i te pai kia tuhia ngā korero o neherā e ngā kaituhi Pākehā anake. Ko tāna ki ngā tāngata Māori i mōhiotia e ia, mēnā e ngākaunui ana rātou ki tētahi āhuatanga o te hītori, me huri rātou ki te tuhi kōrero, ki te hanga rauemi hoki mō tērā āhuatanga. Ki a ia, i mōhiotia e tēnā iwi e tēnā iwi ngā tāmitanga me ngā pēhitanga a Ngāi Pākehā i ngā iwi Māori, otirā, kāore i tino mōhiotia e te motu whānui. Nā tēnei momo tuku kōrero, ka mōhio whanuitia ngā kōrero tika e pā ana ki te ao Māori.

Ngā kupu

whakataunga                     decision

hītori                                     history

mai rāno                              for a long time now

ngā kōrero o neherā       history (stories of what has happened in the past)

tumuaki kairiwhi               relief principal

hanga rauemi                    create resources

tāmitanga                            oppression, suppression

pēhitanga                            oppression, suppression

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