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Inaa kei te mohio koe ko wai koe, I anga mai koe I hea, Kei te mohio koe, kei te anga atu ki hea. - If you know who you are and where you're from, you will know where you are going.
Inaa kei te mohio koe ko wai koe, I anga mai koe I hea, Kei te mohio koe, kei te anga atu ki hea. - If you know who you are and where you're from, you will know where you are going.
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This project is supposed to portray the strength in connection for indigenous people to their culture aswell as the rights we as indigenous people have to our cultures. However this image is also supposed to communicate the consequences of the oppression of indigenous people and the barriers this has created in access to our heritage and culture. The girls face is supposed to represent her trauma, her putiputi crown to represent her culture and the use of white to represent the simplicity and the basicness of our connection to our culture. In a way the girl looking away from the camera to me portrays how often as indigenous people we tend to look outside of ourselves for purpose. we turn away from who we truly are because society tells us that our culture our identity our heritage is not enough when in reality everything we needed was always within us. Our strength lies in our blood, in the faces we each share with our ancestors, and those things alone are what make us string, not weak

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