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Te Pumaomao Indigenous Nationhood Building Course (Whakatū)

  • Whakatū Marae 99 Atawhai Drive Nelson, Nelson, 7010 New Zealand (map)

facilitated by Takawai and Chris Murphy

The course is a tikanga-based immersive experience which takes participants on a transformative journey - a hands-on cultural conscientisation programme where participants understanding of Māori world views, laws, philosophies and histories are enhanced. Te Pumaomao critically examines the on-going impacts of colonisation on Māori and other Indigenous Peoples in a way that empowers participants toward creating positive social change. Takawai and Chris present the programme with passion, humour and a light touch, employing a suite of educative tools including role-play, multi-media & audio visual technologies.

Graduates will be able to:

  • grow leadership skills and a critical analysis
  • be better decision makers withing whānau, hapū, iwi and organisational environment
  • gain a deeper insight regarding the social-political and cultural landscape in Aotearoa
  • strengthen relationships with other Māori
  • be more confident in how they can personally enact positive societal change.