MORE LEARNING AND INSPIRATION
The Tauiwi Tautoko course draws on heaps of rich materials, but we couldn't fit everything in! These additional resources can inspire and guide us in different ways. We encourage you to engage with them.
17 HABITS OF A VALUED TREATY PARTNER
Faumuina Felolini Maria Tafuna’i, Flying Geese Productions
17 habits we can practice as Te Tiriti o Waitangi partners to honour and role model positive Treaty partner relationships with Māori. These habits were written by Faumuina Felolini Maria Tafuna’i for the Values Compass of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship, with input from the Kāhui Māori.
BEYOND WHITE GUILT: TURN IT INTO ACTION
New Zealand Herald
Pākehā New Zealanders need to take their colonial guilt and turn it into action, say subjects in the online video series Beyond White Guilt. A range of Pākehā share their experiences and insights in the seven-part series. Their message is that there will be no easy absolution from the behaviour of Pākehā in the past.
LOVE THY TROLLS
Julia Craig, Pantograph Punch
What Pākehā can do about online racism. As the first few cases of COVID-19 in Aotearoa were being reported, the racist comments followed as if on cue. Anti-Chinese sentiment in Aotearoa has been held up by anti-Chinese legislation since the first waves of migration in the 1860s. The abuse towards Chinese people and subsequently our Asian communities at large that ensued as Covid-19 developed was sadly, pretty predictable.
SUPERCHARGE YOUR TAUIWITANGA
ActionStation Presents: Real Talk Webinar Series
Incredible Māori speakers urged Tangata Tiriti (non-Māori who are here by virtue of Te Tiriti o Waitangi) to lean on and learn from other Tangata Tiriti role models who highlight different pathways to being in right relation to Te Tiriti, answer your burning questions and offer actions you can take in your own journey.
BE(COM)ING AN ASIAN TANGATA TIRITI BY LINCOLN DAM
Co-Lead Lincoln Dam, in Kōtuitui Journal
In Aotearoa-New Zealand, talk of Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand’s foundational colonial contract) often centres on Indigenous Māori and Pākehā (New Zealanders of European descent) relations. But, as an Asian New Zealander, where do our Asian (im)migrants/communities fit into such discussions? What are our responsibilities to Māori, the Indigenous people of the land, and Te Tiriti? How might wisdom inherited from our ancestors, in particular, Asian philosophies, help us to think through these questions? Here, I document my journey hitherto of be(com)ing an Asian tangata tiriti – a person/people group belonging here via Te Tiriti. I critically reflect on my (family’s) story and struggles with (not) belonging as Asians in Aotearoa-New Zealand. Learning from te ao Māori (the Māori world), I then reach for wisdom inherited from my own ancestors. I demonstrate how Chinese, Thai and Theravāda Buddhist philosophies on relationality and ethics teach me to live a virtuous life with others and, by extension, to have good, productive relationships with Māori and Te Tiriti. This paper creates possibilities for other (Asian) (im)migrants to reimagine their relationships with Indigenous peoples and treaties here, and elsewhere, and to be(come) tangata tiriti (or equivalent) too.
HE PUAPUA SECURING RANGATIRATANGA
Te Kuaka podcast
Since its release He Puapua has been hitting headlines across the motu. He Puapua is a report which considers how our laws and policies in Aotearoa New Zealand can be adapted to become consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). In this episode Dr. Claire Charters, Prof. Jacinta Ruru, who are both co-writers of He Puapua, and Max Harris share their whakaaro about the report, what it is, where it has come from, and importantly, what it isn't.
MARY MEETS MOHAMMAD DOCUMENTARY
Director & Producer Heather Kirkpatrick
A documentary film about Australia’s first asylum-seeker detention centre in Tasmania. Local knitting club member Mary is a pensioner and devout Christian who does not welcome the 400 male asylum seekers from Afghanistan. Mary unexpectedly finds herself in regular contact with Mohammad, a 26 year old Muslim man, after her knitting club donates beanies to the detainees. Mary sheds many of her prior beliefs as her relationship with Mohammad deepens.
THE CITIZEN'S HANDBOOK COMEDY SERIES
Radio New Zealand
Ten-part video and podcast comedy series and civics class from RNZ, covering five topics: history, politics, law, economics, and international relations. Using thorough research and sharp comedy, The Citizen’s Handbook empowers its audience with the knowledge of how this country came to be, how it currently works, and how we can face the challenges that lie ahead.
WHITE FRAGILITY IN AOTEAROA
Community Research presents Robin DiAngelo
Internationally renowned speaker Robin DiAngelo, bringing her anti-racism expertise to NZ. Robin coined the term “White Fragility” to describe the defensiveness that even the most well-meaning white people exhibit when their ideas about race and racism are challenged, and wrote a best-selling book by the same name.
BEFRIENDING RADICAL DISAGREEMENT
On Being with Krista Tippett
We’d heard Derek Black, the former white-power heir apparent, interviewed before about his past, but never about the college friendships that changed him. After Derek’s ideology was outed at the New College of Florida, Matthew Stevenson (one of the only Orthodox Jews on campus) invited him to Shabbat dinner. What happened next is a roadmap for navigating some of the hardest and most important territory of our time.
COMMON CAUSE HANDBOOK
Common Cause Australia
Want to understand why values and frames matter and how to use them to create a better world? It's all explained in the clear, concise and digestible guide to values and frames for campaigners, community organisers, civil servants, fundraisers, educators, social entrepreneurs, activists, funders, politicians, and everyone in between.
HOW DO WE HONOUR TE TIRITI IN THE NOW
ActionStation Presents: Real Talk Webinar Series
Do you keep hearing people talk about Te Tiriti o Waitangi, but don’t really know what it means? Have you noticed Māori pushing for change and want to know more? We could all benefit from more real talk about what honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi looks like in 2021 and beyond. Featuring Dr Keri Lawson Te-Aho, Dr Veronica Tawhai, John-James Carberry, and Kahu Kutia, and facilitated by ActionStation Director, Kassie Hartendorp.
PASSING THE MESSAGE STICK
Dr Jackie Huggins, Larissa Baldwin, Karrina Nolan
When our narratives centre on our strength and capability, we can build majority support for self-determination and justice. This practical guide draws on two years of research and shows how we can change the story to win transformative change.