Navigating Whenua Māori - Te Waka Tuatahi
He Waka Tauihu e Parepareā Ana: Navigating Whenua Māori Programme: Toitū te Mana
Proudly Supported by Te Waka Parepareā Trust 2022
Land Navigators: Lorraine Cassidy and Adrianne Kereopa
Kaiwhakahaere Matua: Joeann Walters
(1)To explore “Mana Whenua” in a historical and contemporary context with a focus of engaging whānau with their whenua and/or whenua with cultural value(s) and significance.
(2)To introduce and familiarise whānau with their whenua through Online Research tools to compile key historical and current data about their whenua.
(3)To assist whānau in compiling a Kupu Taka/Glossary of Māori Land Court terminology, legal terms, abbreviations and references.
(LO1) To demonstrate and present knowledge of traditional customs and tikanga applied to Whenua Māori – a selected piece of whenua that you whakapapa to OR to a piece of whenua that you have an interest in, ie, Mana Whenua, “Take Māori”, Whakapapa, Narratives and Rangahau.
(LO2) Conduct, compile and present research of at least 3 x whenua blocks demonstrating the use of online research tools, ie, Māorilandonline, Archives, Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research and others.
(LO3)Compile a Kupu Taka/Glossary of Māori Land Court terminology, legal terms, abbreviations and references.
Topics / Indicative Content
History of the Māori Land Court
Roles and Functions of the Māori Land Court
LINZ – Land Information New Zealand
MLC Records – Intro to Māori Land Court Records
MLMBIndex – Research Tool
Online Research Tools
Manaaki Landcare Research
Intro to Relevant Legislation:
Native Land Act 1862 – 1975
Māori Lands Settlement Act – 1900
Māori Affairs Act 1953 – 1967
Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993