Te Wharepora Hou are a collective of wahine toa (women warriors) rising in solidarity with indigenous peoples worldwide. This, their official statement of solidarity with the Canadian-founded #IdleNoMore movement, cements the participation of the indigenous peoples of Aotearoa New Zealand, in this important global movement.

Reblogged with permission, in solidarity with these inspiring wahine. Tēnā rawa atu koutou Te Wharepora Hou, we are in awe of your mana and your strength. Ngā mihi o te tau hou, Mauri ora!

Te Wharepora Hou

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The ‘Idle No More’ movement began to move across Great Turtle Island on December 21, 2012 and with it the significance of this time of transition was shared with the world.

As Indigenous women, as Māori women, across Te Moana nui a Kiwa, the Great sea of Kiwa, we send our thoughts and blessings to our tuakana (elder line) who are taking the lead to send messages to the world that things must change. Your leadership with its commitment and dedication to our responsibilities as Indigenous Peoples to Papatūānuku, to this great Grandmother Earth, is a powerful expression of the cultural and spiritual pathways that we must all commit and dedicate ourselves to for the future wellbeing of all living things that share this earth.

We stand in solidarity with our relations who are taking to the streets, who are walking the earth, who are sharing the sounds of drums…

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