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Tasks / Mihi

In Maori culture, when you formally introduce yourself in a meeting house it is called a "Mihi". You tell people your canoe, tribe, sub-tribe and family, but you ALSO identify specific geological features to which you "belong". For example, "your" lake, mountain, river, forest etc.

Chose at least three geographical features that you consider "yours". Document them.

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posted by Soren THREEdux on October 30th, 2008 1:49 PM

This is so cool.

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posted by Minch on October 30th, 2008 2:22 PM

i agree. would one also need to document why said feature is "yours".

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posted by Mr Everyday on October 30th, 2008 3:23 PM

Well, one certainly COULD do so, and it would be interesting for those reading the praxis, but from the point of view of the player it's the winnowing down of possibilities to one in each class that creates thoughtfulness...

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posted by Peter Garnett on February 3rd, 2009 12:42 PM

I think it's worthwhile to note that in this instance, `geographical` is a superset of `geological`.

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posted by yunpolsncw yunpolsncw on July 11th, 2012 10:49 PM

Thanks for this exciting post. It is well written and has some great content. Do you have any others that I can go to about this subject?

posted by The Hammer on July 18th, 2009 10:30 PM

This is beautiful.


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Mihi by artmouse February 23rd, 2009 7:21 PM

Tihei Mauriora! Ko artmouse au, here follows my whakapapa: Far-Travelling Canoe: Velvet Locally-Travelling Canoe: Zenzi Tribe: League of Human Hybrids Sub Tribe: Aggressive Funsters Sub-Tribe: United Underworld Sub-Tribe: Chix Gear Bike G...

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Mihi by Ben [Sunshine] July 12th, 2009 2:15 AM

While I may not have a tribe these days, I still belong to this land. It saddens and confuses me somewhat that I am leaving in August, off to the mysterious Philadelphia (specifically Swarthmore), but... I am comforted knowing that I am a child of th...

15 + 61 points :: 13 comments :: 15 votes
Mihi by gh◌st ᵰⱥ₥ing March 8th, 2010 3:16 PM

My Limbus The trees began to spread thin with horizon as James approached the edge that lit out overlooking the hollow below. The incline from the edge was a sharp sloping composed of sand, dipping down into the valley and then flaring up again ...

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Mihi by Goddess of Doom and Thievery May 7th, 2009 6:36 PM

Geographical features. There are two kind of geography: Human and physical. So I've got a little bit of both. I've spent most of my life in transit. Always moving, always starting over. I never really got attached to anything. I still find it dif...

15 + 47 points :: 3 comments :: 11 votes
Mihi by Fiona February 3rd, 2009 5:22 AM

This is a difficult task for me. I don't really live in any one place and so I feel I belong to every beautiful place, and that they belong to me, as long as I am there I feel a responsibility. There are however some places which I have lived and sti...

15 + 47 points :: 8 comments :: 12 votes
Mihi by relet 裁判長 February 1st, 2010 9:07 AM

Greetings sfø, and thank you all for welcoming me in your house. I am a wayfarer. Let me introduce you to my companions. My name is relet. This name has accompanied me for some years now, and we found a liking to each other. It enjoys the variou...

15 + 45 points :: 0 comments :: 11 votes
Mihi by Mr Everyday October 18th, 2009 7:54 AM

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa. "Greeting, greetings, greetings to you all". As I write those words, the starting words of any Mihi, it seems a little strange not to keep going. I have given a Mihi several times, as part of my teac...

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Mihi by Kate Saturday August 25th, 2010 1:26 AM

Hello hi. Hello. My people are scattered; my house is wide; my family is fluid; I am called Saturday. My culture doesn't have much in the way of identification rituals. Here's one: "Hi, I'm Jim." "My name's Clifford, nice to meet you." "Nice to...

15 + 39 points :: 7 comments :: 8 votes
Mihi by Amoeba Man June 21st, 2012 5:05 PM

It's the places that make you who you are. When you're writing a story, if you don't have a setting, you're lost. When you remember something important, you start with the place and work backwards. People want to know where you're from, before they...

15 + 35 points :: 5 comments :: 7 votes
Mihi by Electra Fairford January 1st, 2010 12:10 PM

My canoe: Kostya, a 15" inspiron box running windows 7, firefox and pidgin I have recently changed tribes, moving from the snowy, hack-culture, small-school-culture, interdisciplinary world-embedded-in-a-deghosted-steel-town tribe of CMU to the city...

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