The Treaty of Waitangi is an agreement made in 1840 between representatives of the British Crown and more than 500 Māori chiefs. It resulted in the declaration of British sovereignty over New Zealand by Lieutenant Governor William Hobson in May 1840. Click the links below to learn more about the Treaty from selected books, ebooks, video and websites and also find here how Ara Institute of Canterbury honours the Treaty of Waitangi principles.
Toi te kupu, toi te mana, toi te whenua
The permanence of the language, prestige and land
[Whakataukī sourced from a translation by Kingi Ihaka who credits the proverb to Tinirau of Whanganui [Te Ao Hou November 1957] meaning without the language, prestige and land, Māori culture will not exist.]
A poster from Network Waitangi Ōtautahi of the Tiriti o Waitangi and the Declaration of Independence which preceded the Treaty.
This seven part docudrama "what really happened" follows an imaginary news reporter who travels back in time to the lead up to the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
Below is a documentary [1 hour] about Wai 262, the Tiriti o Waitangi claim about mātauranga Māori and the unique Māori way of viewing the world, encompassing both traditional knowledge and culture.
Ara's commitment to Tiriti o Waitangi is reflected in the Ara Strategic Plan for 2020-2021 which embraces the following values for establishing relationships in a uniquely Māori way.
• Hono - Connect
• Hihiri - Inspire
• Aroha - Respect
You can also read some of the ways the Treaty principles are honoured in the Ara Investment Plan 2019 - 2021. Some initiatives include:
Ara is now a subsidiary of the newly formed Te Pūkenga. Te Pūkenga's commitment to Tiriti of Waitangi is outlined in their document about their Operating Model
The Treaty of Waitangi Collection brings together leading thinking on this foundational document, including works by acclaimed scholars such as Claudia Orange, Judith Binney, Vincent O’Malley, Alan Ward and Aroha Harris.
Image from New Zealand Now [Immigration New Zealand]
Image: Tiriti o Waitangi sheets: East Coast – Treaty of Waitangi – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand
The theme for Ako Aotearoa's online series marks 180 years since the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. By connecting tertiary education and Te Tiriti o Waitangi we can learn from the past, share current good practices, and plan for a Tiriti-led future. The following are 5 video from this series.