2.5 hours, self-paced (online), for individuals

This succinct and powerful insight into Te Tiriti o Waitangi provides a great starting point for considering what Te Tiriti means today.

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what's covered?

  • Pre-treaty relationships
  • Te Tiriti – the agreement
  • Colonisation and its impacts
  • Current issues and action


By the end of this workshop, you’ll:

  • appreciate the historical and current relevance of Te Tiriti
  • recognise some of the ongoing impacts of colonisation
  • identify actions that you can take personally to uphold Te Tiriti.


    Registering for this workshop gives you six months’ access to:

    • 2+ hrs of presenter videos
    • reflective activities
    • downloadable supporting resources
    • a list of suggested readings and personal actions
    • a completion certificate.

    who's it for?

    • This workshop is for anyone who is new to Te Tiriti and needs an overview, or who’s already done a Te Tiriti workshop and wants a refresher.
    • This course is the concise version of our 5-hour self-paced workshop Understanding Te Tiriti (in-depth).

    “The day one online learning was engaging, informative and well paced.”

    “A safe, inclusive environment which allowed for good learning, reflection, lightness and sitting in the discomfort of the history, topic, impacts and our current situation.”

    The pre-work and workshop [Understanding and Applying] were extremely valuable and a fantastic way to start our voyage in doing our part as an organisation to honour Te Tiriti in a more authentic and meaningful manner

    The content shared in the Understanding Te Tiriti (Concise) course from Groundwork is essential learning for all kiwis. Our team found this a well-balanced and compelling course. Te Tiriti o Waitangi is relevant to all of us and it is critical that we are properly informed of the key issues and what we can do today in order to shape New Zealand’s future.” – Daniel Lund, Senior Customer Success Manager, Microsoft New Zealand.

    “I think it’s great. I would advocate for making it part of our induction package for new employees.”


    Groundwork aims to make Te Tiriti education accessible for everyone. We have different rates for our workshops based on income level. A discount is applied if you purchase Stage 1 and 2 (Understanding and Applying) workshops together.

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    What’s next?

    After completing this workshop you can continue to Stage 2: Applying Te Tiriti or download the accompanying resource Ka Mua, Ka Muri: Understanding Te Tiriti Discussion Guide. This discussion guide is for friends, family, workmates or community group members to reflect together on the Understanding Te Tiriti workshop. The questions included invite you to deepen your understanding of Te Tiriti and to develop actions.

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