February 17, 2020
Ngati Porou documentary targeted for schools
The Ministry of Culture and Heritage says a new documentary on the Ngāti Porou treaty settlement will be a valuable resource when New Zealand history is included in the school curriculum from 2022.
The documentary, the second in the Te Tai Whakaea series, was launched today at Te Poho o Rawiri Marae.
Manatu Taonga chief executive Bernadette Cavanagh says the ministry wants to make iwi stories about their settlements more accessible to all people and preserved for future generations.
Te Tai includes research articles, multimedia web stories, feature-length documentaries, oral history interviews and a range of education materials in both Māori and English.
She says it was made with the cooperation of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Porou and Radio Ngāti Porou, and in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, Ministry for Justice, Te Puni Kōkiri and Te Taura Whiri.
Ngāti Porou's historic treaty settlement was negotiated under the leadership of the late Api Mahuika without the tribe going through a Waitangi Tribunal hearing process.
The first in the series was on Ngāti Awa, and documentaries are being prepared on the Reo Māori Claim and Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.
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