Note: As I’ve no expertise in tikanga or te reo Maori, I’ve created and led Matariki and other services in what I’ve called “te kawa o te Pakeha”: a layperson’s attempt to honour and incorporate the language and values of tangata whenua, while trying to avoid misappropriation. I hope these korero will be helpful for others looking for ways to honour our Tiriti partnership in our wor(th)ship.
Prayer referencing Treaty, Wairua Tapu: We wait in the quiet of this whare karakia
Lights of the world – Matariki prayer
Response to korero (Word in texts): Whakautu for Matariki
Reflection: Matariki: a time to tell our stories
Reflection: Ngā mihi o te tau hou (Happy New Year)!
Koha of hand and heart – offering prayer
Every good gift – offering prayer
Dismantling racism/Treaty prayers of the people (edit for relevance)
Manawatanga (Blessing and dismissal)