Te reo Māori resources help ngā ākonga connect with past and share Te Titiri o Waitangi stories

Te Tai Whakaea Treaty Settlement Stories include a suite of online resources that captured first-hand experiences of key figures involved in early Treaty settlements.

Stories about iwi settling Te Tiriti o Waitangi claims have been captured as educational resources.

The first of the stories, featuring eastern Bay of Plenty iwi Ngāti Awa, was launched on 9 November at Mataatua Te Mānuka Tūtahi marae in Whakatane.

The Ministry of Education’s Deputy Secretary of Early Learning and Student Achievement Ellen MacGregor-Reid, says the resources enable more people to learn about the journey of iwi in settling Te Tiriti claims.

"Having iwi stories online, being told by iwi, is an important resource to help preserve these important stories for future generations," Ellen said.

Ministry for Culture and Heritage Senior Historian Dr Monty Soutar says: "we aim to better inform people about Treaty Settlements and their impact by connecting and engaging them with a diverse range of Treaty Settlement stories."

Te Tai resources include documentaries and curriculum materials targeted at Year 8 to 10 te reo Māori learners that were developed with support from the Ministry of Education. These resources align with Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, with a specific focus on the history guidelines, Te Takanga o te Wā.

The launch of Te Tai Whakaea Treaty Settlement Stories follows the recent launch of He Putanga nō Uki in Gisborne on 2 November. He Putanga nō Uki is a package of local curriculum resources developed by the Ministry in partnership with communities through the Te Aho Ngārahu fund.

The project to tell the Treaty Settlement stories is a collaboration between the Ministry of Culture and Heritage, iwi and other government agencies including the Ministry of Education.

Te Tai Whakaea Treaty Settlement Stories

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