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Decolonization in Action: Māori Town Revives Lost Language

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When a language disappears from use, so does the mind of the culture that spoke it, according to Selby, 'the first female CEO of Te Wānanga o Raukawa, a pioneering Māori institute of higher learning in Otaki.'

Writer Rucha Chitnis chronicle show Otaki, 'a bucolic Kapiti Coast District of the North Island of New Zealand,' 'is alive and kicking after nearly two centuries of Crown domination. This town of nearly 6,000 is experiencing a momentous resurgence thanks to a sensational revival of Māori language and culture.'  

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