Guests at our 2017 Sacred Springs Powwow:
TE TINI A MĀUI
A whānau (family) based Māori cultural dance group based in Vancouver, Canada. Haka keeps them connected to their roots in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
The group started in 2009 to bring together Vancouver based whānau who wanted to sing Māori songs - just because it was something we as Māori did back home in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Before long, we started singing at events throughout Vancouver that promoted New Zealand or supported First Nation community events.
Over time we began to get requests to perform in other parts of British Columbia, then in various cities in the USA. We also represented Canada at the ex-pats Kapa Haka festival with groups from other countries, in HawaiI in 2013.
Since 2009, we have continued to get together and sing waiata as a wider whānau based in Vancouver, Canada. So we are always ready in case someone needs us
Performing waiata and haka is an opportunity for us to share our culture with the world. We are Māori living in Vancouver who remain connected to our traditional Māori language and practices through our Māori dances and songs.
We will continue to support any organization or event that promotes Aotearoa, New Zealand as a destination or New Zealand products and of course, celebrates our Māori culture.