Kaitiakitanga means guardianship and protection. It is a way of managing the environment, based on the Māori world view.
A kaitiaki is a guardian. This can be a person or group that cares for an area such as a lake or forest. They are given that role by the local iwi. https://teara.govt.nz/en/kaitiakitanga-guardianship-and-conservation
I think the idea of everyone being connected to the earth and even born of the earth to be quite a comforting beautiful idea. The land/earth with live on is such a beautiful ever changing complicated thing, just like humans. It’s a shame a large part of the human race doesn’t care for the future of earth. 3
Resource based around environmental change: http://www.environmentguide.org.nz/issues/marine/kaitiakitanga/what-is-kaitiakitanga/
” Interest in kaitiakitanga is growing today. It is seen as a vehicle for applying ideas about preservation, conservation, repair and utilisation of environments for the present and future generations. Kaitiakitanga invites people to form and maintain relationships with the environment in which they live. Iwi and hapū are restoring their environment and culture and using traditional ideas about kaitiakitanga in the modern world. “
Each of these paintings are of New Zealand Landscapes, preserved without and man made structures, showings the natural beauty of New Zealand through various stages of time.