I have been doing some digital digging, as you do... check out this, from a not so far part of the pacific, a chat with a Hawai'ian philosopher.
I found it interesting that I could relate a lot to this and that his sentiments sounded so familar
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I also thought to myself I am so happy that we have Maori television at our fingertips. Mauri Ora.