What is a marae?




Table of contents

The physical structure: The meeting house; the whare kai; other buildings and structures; The human sturcture: The Tangata Whenua; The young children; The Teenager; The adults; The Elders; The manuhiri; Marae procedure (Kawa): the begining of a Marae hui; Karanga (call); Manuhiri movement; Acknowledgement to those who have passed on; Whaikorero procedure; Presenting a koha (money gifts); The hongi; The place of women at a traditional welcome; Marae values: Turangawaewae; Manaakitanga; Aroha; Wairua (spirituality – not religion); Mauri (ethos, life force, life essence); The respect for elders; Maori language.



Primary author: Awataha Marae

Author biography: Māori

Publisher: Awataha Marae Inc

Publication format: Hand-out

Publication date:

Publication place: Northcote, Aucklan

Publication availability: Yes

Publication location: Treaty Resource Centre

Catalog reference: HMA – Handout Marae

Content type: History

Tikanga Māori: General, Te reo Māori, Whakapapa

Sector: Community, Education – secondary, Education – tertiary

Informal group: Other ethnic, Pākehā

General related topics: First Peoples’ rights

Historical period: 20th

Resources: Culture