We are holding online Te Tiriti training on the 17th and 18th of June, and we encourage you to come along! The training is for anybody in the Party or volunteering for us, and will cover:
- Historical context
- The Declaration of Independence
- Comparing the texts
- The primacy of te reo Maori text
- Processes and effects of colonisation
- The claims settlement process
- Current context and issues
- Implementing te Tiriti
The training will take six hours total, and be divided into 2x 3 hour sessions, from 3pm-6pm, Saturday 17th of June and Sunday 18th of June. It will be held on Zoom.
Moea Armstrong will be facilitating the training. Moea is a fifth generation Pākeha with a passion for celebrating the peaceful promise of the Treaty, and working toward healthy cultural relationships in Aotearoa, through addressing our historical legacy. Moea has been a member of the Green Party since 2000, and was Party Co-Convenor from 2007-2010. She has facilitated Tiriti and anti-racism workshops in Te Tai Tokerau since 1991; worked as a journalist with both mainstream and iwi media; and was a resource management planner for Ngatiwai Trust Board.
She is a member of Network Waitangi Whangarei, co-publishers of Treaty of Waitangi: Questions & Answers, Ngapuhi Speaks, 2012, and State of the Pakeha Nation, collected speeches and essays. All available from nwwhangarei.wordpress.com.
Moea aims to create a safe learning environment to enable full and free discussion of the issues raised. Participants are involved in activity- based learning techniques, and independent resource material is provided.