Te Tai – Treaty Settlement Stories

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Ngati Porou Treaty Settlement

This education resource tells the Ngati Porou Treaty settlement story from a Ngati Porou perspective.

Ko Hikurangi te maunga
Ko Waiapu te awa
Ko Ngati Porou te iwi

Ngati Porou is one of the largest iwi in New Zealand with 72,000 members in the 2013 census. The iwi is based in the most easterly region of the North Island. In 1840, rangatira from Ngati Porou signed the Treaty of Waitangi with the British Crown. Ngati Porou saw the Treaty as a covenant that guaranteed their rangatiratanga. But the Crown did not uphold its Treaty promise.

In 2010 the Crown and Ngati Porou signed the Ngati Porou Deed of Settlement. This deed was to settle all historical Treaty claims of Ngati Porou resulting from breaches of the Treaty by the Crown.

Ngati Porou history

This resource focuses on five themes:

  • Whakapapa: Tipuna, Connections, Belonging, Identity, Culture, Community, Tikanga, Mana Whenua
  • Kaitiakitanga: Time, Context, Perspective, Knowledge, Tikanga, Guardianship
  • Mana Motuhake: ­Belonging, Identity, Mana, Controversy, Conflict, Consequences, Tino Rangatiratanga
  • Turangawaewae: Belonging, Identity, Culture, Community, Place, Continuity
  • Whanaungatanga: Whanau, Hapu, Iwi, Whakapapa, Tipuna, Connections, Community, Manaakitanga, Kotahitanga, Unity

Each of these themes provides a way to connect with Ngati Porou history. Keep an eye out for these icons to see how activities link to each of these themes.

 

Credits

Ngati Porou have chosen not to use macrons in this resource.

The five themes come from: Ministry of Education. (2015). Te Takanga o te Wa: Maori History – Guidelines for Years 1–8. Wellington: CORE Education.

Ngati Porou and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage would like to acknowledge the contributions of Hariata Green, Lani Keelan-Goldsmith, Arihia McClutchie and Jacob Wilkins-Hodges, and Huia Publishers to the development of this resource.

First published in 2020 by Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

© Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou 2020.