They talked about having the Maori songs in their head and culture being choice, doing a wero (prestigious part of the welcoming ceremony to a Maori village), attending a Mori language and culture course, becoming involved in a kapahaka
(performance training) group, doing a Maori ambassadors course, getting taiaha (traditional weapon now used in performance) training, a carving course, and joining a kapahaka
group but not liking the hours.
The appropriateness of Maori voice and expression demonstrated in the various approaches of Kapahaka
were developed in the thematic of visual, spoken, and written korero which followed.
Thirty-seven percent of the responses referred to the adolescents feeling positive about the culture of their REI group, including participating in kapahaka
(Maori performance/ dance), cultural traditions and "our history, achievements, stories and language".
If the question is addressed using some more formal means assessment such as behavioural functional assessment (Evans & Paewai, 1999; Yoman, 2008), we may discover that Hemi hits Tau a lot during maths classes and not at all during kapahaka
He has been involved in Kapahaka
in the past, but does not intend to be involved in these activities while he is not at 'home.