Norman Kerei Keepa

Norman Kerei Keepa looks back on his childhood, remembering how he grew up feeling Māori but looking Pākehā, thanks to his Scottish family connections on his mother’s side. He tells us the Māori tamariki wouldn’t play with him. To them, he looked Pākehā but the Pākehā wouldn’t play with him as he was half-caste. He felt he grew up in a very awkward place as a result and tended to lean toward finding whānau groups outside his childhood. [Read more…]