Understanding Te Tiriti public workshop

We are offering our popular Understanding Te Tiriti workshop again in August. Nau mai, haere mai.

Understanding Te Tiriti o Waitangi – One day workshop
How can we understand Te Tiriti o Waitangi in today’s context, and how might we apply this understanding to our daily life? Find out about the history of Te Tiriti—why it was written, what it says, and how we got to be where we are today. Use this knowledge to help make sense of current politics and relationships and to explore where you stand.

When: 9.30am-4.30pm, Saturday 22 August 2020.
Where: Friends’ House Meeting Room, 7 Moncrieff Street, Mt Victoria
Cost: Individual registrations: Student/low-waged $45, waged medium $90, waged high $180.
Organisational registrations: Not-for profit/community $100, private/government $200.
All costs are GST inclusive. Please let us know if you’d like to attend but cost is a barrier.

Registration: Registration is essential. Please provide your details for registration by completing the form here.

For any enquiries email: tari@groundwork.org.nz

0800Haumi: Allies in action

In March 2020, speakers from Aotearoa and around the world participated in an online conference, Te Tiriti Based Futures and Anti-Racism 2020. The webinars are now available online. The organisers have done an amazing job in making these resources available, particularly during trying times. He mihi nunui ki a rātou.

In the webinar 0800Haumi: Allies in Action, Julia Whaipooti (Ngāti Porou) and Jen Margaret (Pākehā) discussed what happens when Pākehā call on Māori for knowledge, support, work and advice etc.

Julia and Jen also discussed how Pākehā acting as haumi (allies) can respond and upskill in response to structural, overt or implicit racism.

Following the webinar, Jen and Julia responded in writing to the many questions that could not be answered live, for lack of time. These responses are available here: 0800HAUMI pātai.

If you want more background to this conversation, check out these other allies resources.

Confronting colonisation

Groundwork is part of a 7 part documentary series in which Pākehā consider their responsibility to confront and dismantle colonisation. One episode is being released each day this week on the NZ Herald website. The work responds to calls from Māori for Pākehā to educate Pākehā about colonisation and our Te Tiriti responsibilities.
Filmmaker Kathleen Winter hopes the series documentary will encourage Pākehā to “realise the impact they can make by speaking up and speaking out – especially to each other…and join those who are taking action against colonial structures of power.”
In this episode, I talk about inherited privilege and the lands my great-great grandfather “acquired” in Canterbury – lands that were part of the Canterbury Purchase.
There’s more of my writing on addressing colonisation and honouring Te Tiriti in State of the Pākehā Nation

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Info and action

To save 100 handouts this evening and to make it easier to access online sources we’ve just updated our resource list.
Te Tiriti o Waitangi information and action details key texts, website and media sources that are used to inform Groundwork workshops. There is a wealth of useful resources on Te Tiriti – this is a starting point not an exhaustive list. Accompanying the list are ideas of personal actions people might take in response to a Te Tiriti workshop.