Kia Maori tonu te Maori
He Whakaaro noa
As Maori, we are intrinsically responsible to ourselves and future generations to advance and develop Maori in every aspect that we can. One of these responsibilities, or obligations as I see it, is to perpetuate our Maori whakapapa through cohabiting with Maori.
This 'strategy' is not a new concept and was traditionally practiced by our tupuna with embreeding amongst royal lines to maintain the whakapapa. As Maori we need to at least make informed decisions when it comes to choosing the father or mother of our children.
The future of Maori whakapapa rests in our hands as we begin to sow the generations of tomorrow, we must bear in mind that 100 years from now, the physical and spiritual make up of Maori will have changed dramatically, but whakapapa Maori will always remain Maori.
This is not an instruction to our Maori brothers and sisters, rather, it is a point that all Maori of today need to face, understand and then make their decision... Do not take this as being a racial stance. It is merely a plan for the future, for the future of Maori...
Feel free to comment, debate, agree, disagree, hei aha te aha