In meetings at my workplace we often start with a Mihi - mine involves my river, mountain, place of birth etc. All spoken as though these are a part of me. It's quite nice, especially now I think of other people maybe not having that kind of connectiuon.
in my area, we were certainly raised on the Maori culture and language regardless of who you were. I first learned to count to ten in Maori, according to my parents. This piping little voice going "tahi, rua, toru, wha.."