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Date Posted: 02:06:48 07/31/04 Sat
Author: Iulia Leilua
Subject: Pacific Islands media Treaty of Waitango fono

PACIFIC ISLAND TREATY OF WAITANGI FONO

The Pacific Island Media Association is hosting a one day fono next Saturday (7 August 2004) to discuss the Treaty of Waitangi and its implications for Pacific Island peoples in New Zealand.

This one day seminar offers Pacific peoples an overview of the important historical factors which underpin New Zealand society, as well as a practical range of strategies for working with Maori iwi, hapu, whanau, and pan-tribal groups and communities.

Understanding and working with Maori culture, communities and businesses provides one of the most exciting challenges for Pacific media and the Pacific communities in NZ. Increasingly, Maori are assuming management and control of significant resources. Recent legislation, Treaty claims and obligations, consultation with iwi - all require a high degree of understanding and sensitivity. Topics include:

The Maori World View (Maori philosophy, society and history; Cultural values and practice; traditional links to the Pacific)
Treaty of Waitangi and Legislation (Current legislation and its impacts on Pacific communities)
Reporting on the Treaty of Waitangi (Where to get information; how to get interviews)
Maori and Pacific Island race relations today (Where Pacific people fit into bicultural NZ)

The course will be led by Manuka Henare, Senior Lecturer in Maori Business Development, who will be assisted by Everdina Fuli and Erena Aperahama. To register send a reply to this email or contact Iulia Leilua on ileilua@ihug.co.nz or 021 378 639. It costs $10 per person to attend. Seating is limited so you need to reply by Thursday 5 August at 5.00 pm.

Who will benefit by attending?
All Pacific peoples who wish to gain a better understanding of Maori issues. This seminar is not strictly limited to Pacific media people and includes those who seek to work co-operatively with Maori.

Where and when?
Auckland University’s Business School Exec Programme, 1 Short St, Auckland. Parking is available in the Wilson Street Carpark nearby. Bring your own lunch.

Expected benefits
Participants will gain knowledge about Maori culture, society and history, the Treaty of Waitangi and its implications for Pacific communities, and practical strategies for working more effectively with Maori communities. Part two of this workshop will be held at the annual Pacific Island Media Association conference on Friday and Saturday October 8 and 9 in Auckland.

Biography Manuka Henare
Manuka Henare, PhD, BA (Hons.), Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri is a Senior Lecturer in Maori Business Development in the Department of Management and Employment Relations and Director of the Mira Szaszy Research Centre of Maori & Pacific Economic Development at The University of Auckland Business School. He previously taught courses on the Treaty of Waitangi, Maori culture and society and tribal histories at Victoria University of Wellington. Prior to his University career, he was CEO of two national non-government organisations involved in international development, justice and peace. He has advised government departments and local authorities on bicultural policies

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