I can and I do, but, only with people who can respect the protocols and rules of my culture.
I remember previously saying that culture is not meant to be shared, and I realize that’s not the case; well, to an extent ofc.
I don’t mind sharing; I enjoy showing off my culture to others.
But it doesn’t mean that I’m giving others outside of my culture free reign to take and do what they will with it. No, that’s not what I mean.
When I say sharing I mean taking part or doing things from(Kapa Haka, Mau rakau, tamoko etc.) my culture with the authority and guidance from someone who practice and majors in that tradition.
for an example:
You wanna join in Kapa Haka? Cool, is it with someone who is Maori and has done Kapa Haka or has a considerable amount of knowledge of Kapa Haka and the rules? If so then just heed the guidelines and have fun…
However, if the person tutoring the group does not meet any (the tutor being Maori is a big deal to me) of the mentioned requirements then no, no you can’t participate. Don’t touch it. Leave it alone.
So sharing my culture is fun but only if it’s being taken care of properly.