E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga hau e wha. Tena koutou katoa.
He uri ahau noo Ngati Poorou
Ko Alejandra Marisa Jensen tooku ingoa.
Inspired by the revitalisation movement of Te Reo Maori, and mobilised through her ongoing journey to reclaim her native Reo Maori; Alejandra works at the grassroots level, empowering our rangatahi/youth and hapori/community to use te reo Maori as a vehicle to reconnect with Papatuanuku and with each other. She is a Tuakana / Youth Worker within the organisation of Te Aho Tuu Roa – a programme delivered in te reo Maori, working alongside our Rangatahi in Kura, Wharekura and the wider hapori that embrace Maori culture, language, and wisdom.
Alejandra has worked for Generation Zero as the regional coordinator in Kirikiriroa and has facilitated climate change engagement workshops with 350.org and 350.pacific. Her mahi within these organisations provided her with the necessary skills to engage with our rangatahi and wider communities using our stories as a point of connectivity to collectively affect positive change.
Alejandra is blessed to live in the haapori of Whaingaroa / Raglan, a community that actively promotes the reclaimation of Te Reo Maaori and is committed to restoring the health of Papatuuaanuku and creating a resilient and caring community for all peoples of Aotearoa and beyond.
Ko toku reo, ko toku ohooho
My language is my inspiration