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Making Connections: The Power of Oral Storytelling

Trent Hohaia

2017 Aotearoa New Zealand

As an increasingly isolated generation, that spends less time face to face with other human beings than at any time in history, oral storytelling has become more important than ever. It is through storytelling we are able to find identity in the present, and to better navigate the future through connection to the past. Trent is passionate in the pursuit of the repatriation of traditional Māori learning methods into the homes of Māori whanau. Held deeply in this passion is a belief is that the old ways of learning of his people are relevant, powerful and have helped esoteric knowledge bases survive the many oppressions faced. He is a proud descendent of Ngāti Maniapoto, of the Tainui Waka.