Titiro whakamuri, hoki whakamua. We are the future, the present and the past: Caring for self, others & the environment in ECCE.
Citation:Ritchie, J. (2013). Titiro whakamuri, hoki whakamua. We are the future, the present and the past: Caring for self, others & the environment in ECCE. Paper presented at the Childspace Early Childhood Institute National Conference. Kotahitanga: Bringing Unity, Wellington, April 19-21
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2826
Kia mōhio ia ki te manaaki, ki te tiaki i te whenua, nō te mea i ahu mai te oranga i te whenua – ngā huarakau, ngā huawhenua, ngā rongoā, ngā tuna, ngā ika… Kia mōhio te mokopuna he kaitiaki noa iho ia no te whenua. Ehara i a ia te whenua engari i ahu mai ia i te whenua. (Ministry of Education, 1996, p. 36) The child should know how to nurture and care for the land, which is the source of wellbeing – the fruit trees, the vegetables, medicines, eels and fish… The child should now that s/he is merely a guardian of the land. The land is not of the child, but the child is born of the land/placenta [author’s translation]