I recently took a brief, one day, introduction to te reo Māori, or the Māori language. In this class I learned about basic pronunciation, how to say some colors, and how to construct my mihimihi. A mihimihi is and introduction, a way to make links with others, a statement of who you and where you are from in relation to several things. Some of these things include a mountain and water source that you associate with being home, your nationality or ethnicity, and your whakapapa (family and genealogy/ancestry).
|Mt. Washington, one of my mountians|
|Mendenhall Glacier, one of my rivers|