Te Tai – Treaty Settlement Stories

Contents

Ngati Porou: Mo nga ra o tou ao

This webisode looks at the future for Ngati Porou and how their Treaty settlement provides the iwi with an opportunity to grow an economic base.

Key themes in this webisode:

E tipu e rea

Papa Selwyn Parata reminds rangatahi of Sir Apirana Ngata’s whakatauki, ‘E tipu e rea mo nga ra o to ao’.  He asserts that these words are as relevant today for Ngati Porou rangatahi as they were when Sir Apirana first wrote them.

Financial redress

The financial redress package of the Ngati Porou Treaty Claims Settlement is worth $110 million. Papa Selwyn Parata talks about the Ngati Porou Holdings Company and its authority over the assets returned under the settlement. Its job is to grow and develop business opportunities for the iwi.

The next generation

Matanuku Mahuika talks about the importance of Ngati Porou rangatahi knowing about the hard work and sacrifice that was made by their elders so that they could have a brighter future. 

Leadership

Dr Monty Soutar reveals the quiet concerns Papa Api Mahuika held on the day the settlement bill was passed into law. Had he done enough? 

The future for Ngati Porou

As outlined in the Ngati Porou Deed of Settlement, decades and decades of government policies slowed down the natural economic, social and cultural progression of the iwi. The financial redress of the settlement acknowledges this loss. It also tries to remedy it. What does the future now look like for Ngati Porou? How can Ngati Porou rangatahi contribute to the overall development of their iwi? 

Focus questions

Below are some questions to consider before watching webisode five. Once you have watched it, come back to these questions. You may want to change your answers or add to them.

1. What do you already know about your grandparents’ and great grandparents’ experiences at school? What language did they speak at school?

Theme: Mana Motuhake

Do a group brainstorm with your classmates to record what you already know about what school was like for your grandparents and great grandparents. Invite some of your whanau to come and share some of their experiences of school with you and your classmates.

2. Why do you think the Crown made policies about what language children could speak at school?

Theme: Mana Motuhake

Why do you think the Crown would want to influence what language Maori children spoke at school?

3. What effect do you think these Crown policies had on how Maori children felt about their identity?

Theme: Mana Motuhake

Write your answers down on a piece of paper or on the whiteboard before you watch the webisode. Then revisit your answer after you have watched it to see how close you were.

4. What kind of impact do you think these policies have had on Ngati Porou language?

Theme: Whakapapa

Write your answers down on a piece of paper or on the whiteboard before you watch the webisode. Then revisit your answer after you have watched it.

Quick-fire questions

Watch webisode five then answer these questions.

Activities

Open Google Docs to record your answers Link to Google Docs

Activities for everyone

1. The Ngati Porou Treaty Settlement provides a pathway for Ngati Porou to thrive as an iwi into the future. It provides a platform to strengthen Ngati Porou identity.

Consider the term ‘identity’. What gives an iwi its identity? What gives a person their identity? Create a visual display to show what identity means to you.

Consider these questions to help you decide what to include in your visual display:

  • What makes your iwi unique?
  • What is the Ngati Porou word for ‘tuakiri’? Is this a word that has just been created?
  • Is iwi identity important? Why or why not?
  • What makes you unique as a person?
  • What are the key components of your identity?
  • What would you do to protect your identity?
  • What do you already do to protect your identity?
  • Can identity be bought and sold like a product?

2. This series of webisodes shows a legacy left by Ngati Porou pakeke for the rangatahi of today and for future generations of Ngati Porou. Prepare an oral presentation to do for your class about the Ngati Porou Treaty Settlement story and focus on the following:

  • What do you think are some of the key things that Ngati Porou pakeke who were involved in the Ngati Porou Treaty settlement process wanted for their iwi?
  • How do you think Ngati Porou rangatahi can carry on their legacy?

Activities if your kura is in Ngati Porou or you are from Ngati Porou

1. What has been the impact of Crown policies and actions that breached the Treaty of Waitangi on the following:

  • Ngati Porou reo
  • Ngati Porou lands
  • Ngati Porou fisheries
  • Ngati Porou identity?

Themes: Mana MotuhakeTurangawaewae

Choose a pakeke or tipuna from Ngati Porou and research the work they have done to support the iwi. It could be someone still alive or someone who has passed away. It could be someone from your whanau. Think carefully about who in your whanau and community can help you with your research.

Here are some questions to help guide your research:

  • Where was this person born?
  • Where did they grow up and go to school?
  • What did they do to protect Ngati Porou from the impact of Crown policies and actions that breached the Treaty of Waitangi?
  • Why did you choose this person?
  • How do you feel about what they did and the sacrifices they made?
  • What can you do to continue their legacy?

Activities if your kura is outside of Ngati Porou or you are from another iwi

1. Choose an iwi to research. It could be an iwi that you whakapapa to, or one from the area that you live. What has been the impact of Crown policies and actions that breached the Treaty of Waitangi on the following: 

  • their reo
  • their lands
  • their fisheries
  • their identity?

Themes: Mana MotuhakeTurangawaewae

Choose a pakeke or tipuna from that iwi and research the work they have done to support their people. It could be someone still alive or someone who has passed away. It could be someone from your whanau. Think carefully about who in your whanau and community can help you with your research.

Here are some questions to help guide your research:

  • Where was this person born?
  • Where did they grow up and go to school?
  • What did they do to protect their iwi from the impact of Crown policies and actions that breached the Treaty of Waitangi?
  • What sacrifices did they make as a result?
  • Why did you choose this person?
  • How do you feel about what they did and the sacrifices they made?
  • What can you do to continue their legacy?

For the kaiako

Links to Te Marautanga o Aotearoa

Tikanga a-Iwi: Te Ao Hurihuri, Taumata 4, (4.1) Ka tautohu i nga putake me nga otinga o nga tuahua kua waihanga i te oranga o te tangata.

Tikanga a-Iwi: Te Whakaritenga Papori me te Ahurea, Taumata 5, (5.2) Ka whakamarama i nga huarahi i whakawhanaketia ai, i puritia ai, i urutautia ai, te tuakiri ahurea me te tuakiri a-motu.

Putaiao: Te Ao Turoa (Papatuanuku), Taumata 4 (4.i) Ka marama haere ki te hurihanga wai me ona panga ki te ahuarangi, te ahua o te whenua, me te koiora.

Putaiao: Te Ao Turoa (Papatuanuku), Taumata 5 (4) Ka tuhura i te hanga, te hanganga, me nga ahuatanga o Papatuanuku, o te kohauhau hoki, me nga panga o ta te tangata mahi.

Considerations

  • What do akonga already know about identity?
  • What do they know about iwi identity?
  • What do they know about Ngati Poroutanga (Ngati Porou iwi identity)?
  • What do they know about personal identity?

Glossary

whakaea
utu (to pay)

toitu
tautinei, ukauka (to be sustainable, permanent)

tuakiri a-iwi
iwi identity

tuakiri a-tangata
personal identity

 

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

© Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou 2020.