Maori carvings of New Zealand KahuroaKahungunu: Kahungunu was the ancestor of the Māori tribe Ngāti Kahungunu, and is seen here holding a hoe and a canoe paddle. The carving is part of the canoe house on Treaty grounds, Waitangi.
Her background story:Abducted from her family and tribe at a very young age and forced to slavery by the corporate West, the young Maori girl soon fled, and was picked up by a group of pirates in s.
"After 140 years of negotiation, a local Maori tribe on the North Island was able to get the government to grant the Whanganui river — which the tribe considers an ancestor — the same legal rights as a human being. As one of our kayak guides put it: “The earth will be here after humans have disappeared. It’s our job to help reverse some of the damage we’ve caused.” - Johnie Gall, Teva Explorer Collective Member