Treaty of Waitangi 101
This beginning-level course is designed to introduce participants to the basics of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
The historical promises and breaches will be covered, allowing participants to gain an understanding of the current treaty issues.
Te Tiriti o Waitangi 101 covers:
- Personal culture
- New Zealand culture with some definitions of Māori and Pākeha cultures
- Colonisation process and its effects
- New Zealand history leading up to the treaty
- What the treaty said – written and verbal
- Post treaty breaches with a particular focus on Taranaki
- Recovery from colonisation
- Brief conversation about how this information might apply to your work and personal life
Workshops provide a safe space to:
- share openly on the subject
- wrestle with ideas
- question previously held beliefs
About the Training Providers:
Eloise Pollard and Hokipera Ruakere Papuni are currently training as Te Tiriti o Waitangi educators with Margaret Smith.
- Margaret Smith has facilitated Tiriti o Waitangi education since 1994, beginning with Taranaki Playcentre Association, then Taranaki Network Waitangi and now as an independent contractor in her business – Margaret Smith Counselling and Education Services.
- Eloise Pollard, a 6th generation Pākehā, has a background in public health and is currently completing a PhD with the University of Otago.
- Hokipera Ruakere Papuni, of Taranaki whakapapa, has a background in Māori media, governance and language revitalisation.