#3: Hona Black – Being Māori in a Pākehā World

Hona Black talks about Māori wit and humour and his efforts to help revitalise that particular aspect of te reo. He shares his experience growing up in a Māori speaking household and kura kaupapa, and the challenges of life in a society where the English language and Western cultural norms dominate.Plus, he explores Māori attitudes to sexuality and the layers of sexuality in te reo Māori. He has been awarded a Marsden Grant to research the desexualisation of te reo Māori domains, and investigate how sexuality, food, identity and socialisation are all part of a complex and interwoven Māori cultural worldview.