My MC is the grandson of an elder, the head of a Maori hapu (sub-tribe) or of the whanau (family group). His father has rejected his culture and thus the grandson will be the head.
1. Would there be a chief/head of a whanau, or of a hapu (I am reluctant to use the chief of an iwi)? Is that person significant in the group member's lives, as in would the younger come to the chief for advice and direction.
2. Is there a ceremony to pass on that leadership, before or after the death of the current cheif?
3. With respect to using the poi, would the young men of the tribal group regard it as only for women?
Thanks in advance