Te Tiriti o Waitangi: Past, Present Future

Kia ora koutou! Here at He Kōrero o te Wā, we have some special events coming up for you. For three weeks we will have free lunchtime talks relating to Te Tiriti in Wellington.  The series kicks off on Tuesday 29 April, and will all be held at Wellington Central Library from 12.30-1.30:

Tuesday 29 April – Past: Te Tiriti signings, April/May 1840
Miria Pomare and Te Ati Awa Whānau.
Learn more about the wāhine and rangatira of Ngāti Toa and Te Atiawa who signed Te Tiriti.

Tuesday 6 May – Present: ‘Wai 262’ flora and fauna claim
Aroha Mead
Join with Aroha to unravel complexities of flora, fauna and taonga, including traditional knowledge and intellectual property rights over cultural ideas, design and language.

Tuesday 13 May – Future: Te Tiriti relationships: the way ahead
Kiritapu Allan, Hannah Northover and Fetu-ole-moana Tamapeau
Convenor: Jen Margaret (Wellington Treaty Network)
Hear a panel of speakers provide their perspectives on the future of Te Tiriti relationships.

Come along to expand your knowledge about Te Tiriti o Waitangi with reference to the past, the present and the future.

Treaty of Waitangi. Dominion post (Newspaper) : Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post and Dominion newspapers. Ref: EP-Ethics-Waitangi Day and Treaty of Waitangi-03. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23090536

In the meantime, you can learn more with these books from our collection:

Syndetics book coverThe Treaty of Waitangi companion : Māori and Pākehā̄̄ from Tasman to today / edited by Vincent O’Malley, Bruce Stirling and Wally Penetito.
“Since the Treaty of Waitangi was signed by Maori chiefs and Governor Hobson in 1840 it has become the defining document in New Zealand history. From the New Zealand Wars to the 1975 Land March, from the Kingitanga to the Waitangi Tribunal, from Captain Cook to Hone Harawira, The Treaty of Waitangi Companion tells the story of the Treaty and Maori and Pakeha relations through the many voices of those who made this country’s history.Sourced from government publications and newspapers, letters and diaries, poems, paintings and cartoons, the Companion brings to life the long history of debates about the Treaty and life in Aotearoa.” (abridged from syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverKo Aotearoa tēnei : te taumata tuarua : a report into claims concerning New Zealand law and policy affecting Māori culture and identity.
“This report address the Wai 262 claim concerning New Zealand law and policy affecting Māori culture and identity. It is divided into two levels, a shorter summary layer subtitle “Te Taumata Tuatahi,” and a fuller, two-volume layer subtitled Te Taumata Tuarua.” (library catalogue)

Syndetics book coverThe story of a treaty / Claudia Orange.
“The Treaty of Waitangi is a central document in New Zealand history. This lively account tells the story of the Treaty from its signing in 1840 through the debates and struggles of the nineteenth century to the gathering political momentum of recent decades. The second edition of this popular book brings the story up to the present.” (library catalogue)

Syndetics book coverTreasured possessions : indigenous interventions into cultural and intellectual property / Haidy Geismar.
“On September 13, 2007, the United Nations adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The document recognized collective property rights of tangible and intangible resources. Several decades before the declaration, indigenous peoples globally were employing cultural and intellectual property laws to assert claims to their cultural resources. Using two different Pacific nations, Vanuatu and New Zealand, Geismar explores the varying mechanisms employed by the Maori and indigenous people of Vanuatu in asserting intellectual and cultural property rights. This richly textured analysis details the intricate interplay of indigenous rights against the emerging body of laws. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. G. R. Campbell The University of MontanaCopyright American Library Association, used with permission.” (abridged from CHOICE)