It’s been a very long time since our last pānui – mainly because the Auckland WEA, which set up the Treaty Resource Centre in 2004, has decided to close, and we haven’t found an alternate home for the TRC yet. Fortunately, a kaupapa Maori social service organisation, Te Tai-awa o te Ora in Otara, has offered to host us until we can make permanent arrangements.
So, with the provision in the new education legislation coming through Parliament that school boards will be expected to give greater effect to meeting their obligations in relation to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, we are proceeding with our plans to prioritise support to the compulsory education sector this year. We’ll post any activities and resources that may be of general interest on our website as usual (trc.org.nz), but thought it was time to update our mailing list as well. As always, if you want to be removed from the list just tell us.
We also have a specific reason to be contacting you now: STIRNZ and friends have organised an e-conference starting soon: Tiriti-based futures + Anti-racism 2020.
WHAT: an innovative, (inter)national, online Tiriti-based, anti-racism and decolonisation series of more than 35 presentations and events. The series of online webinars and seminars unpack institutional racism and decolonisation and explore what it means to build Tiriti-based futures and transforming our constitution.
WHERE: mainly online but some local events;
WHEN: 21 – 30 March, 2020
WHO: STIRNZ is a nationwide network of public health professionals and activist scholars committed to ending institutional racism within the administration of the public health sector; they are amongst the 50 presenters who also include Moana Jackson, Ann Milne, Annette Sykes, David Williams, Meng Foon, Robert Consedine, Vincent O’Malley and many others
HOW: participation is free but you need to go to the website to register to get access
And we are organising one of the local events: a 3-hour workshop for anyone who wants to know more about what being a Treaty educator involves. The specific content of the workshop will depend on the interests of who comes but will be relevant whether you just want a look ‘behind the scenes’ or, at the other end of the spectrum, are considering becoming a Treaty educator yourself or already are an educator and want to share activities and/or teaching.
WHAT: Behind the Scenes of a Treaty Workshop - an overview of what’s involved in Treaty education, both the approaches and the content
WHERE: Otara (details provided upon registration)
WHEN: Saturday March 28, 2020, 9:00am - noon
WHO: facilitated by Christine Herzog who has delivered over 1,000 Treaty workshops since the mid-1980s, for central and local government, for community groups and the general public, primarily in the education, health and local government sectors.