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Core activities from the Tangata Tiriti – Treaty People workbook are available for download under each of the chapter headings below. For the full publication please order your copy of the book.

Introductory activities

Introductory activities in this chapter allow participants to consider why the Treaty is relevant for them and invites them to introduce themselves as Tangata Tiriti – people of all backgrounds connected to Te Tiriti.

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  1. Treaty people
  2. and 3. Where we are from
  3. The Wave: where we stand in relation to the Treaty of Waitangi

History before the Treaty

History before the Treaty includes activities which give important context to understanding the Treaty of Waitangi: who was in Aotearoa at the time of the signing and why the Treaty came about. It also includes some key Māori vocabulary needed to understand Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

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  1. The Peoples of Aotearoa
  2. Whānau
  3. A timeline of Aotearoa/New Zealand
  4. A history of Migration to this country
  5. (Activity nine, RePlaced names, has moved to the chapter: From then ’til now)
  6. Trading cards

For all activities listed, please order your copy of the book.

The 1835 Declaration and Te Tiriti o Waitangi

The 1835 Declaration of Independence and Te Tiriti o Waitangi activities give participants an understanding of what Te Tiriti o Waitangi says, what its signatories agreed to and the differences introduced in the English text.

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  1. Painting the scene
  2. Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  3. The language of the Treaty
  4. The Treaty as a house
  5. Flags

For all activities listed, please order your copy of the book.

Events of colonisation

Activities about the events of colonisation take participants through the history of treaty breaches and colonisation that has happened since the signing up until the present day, as well as Māori acts of resistance.

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Activity introducing colonisation: RePlaced Names

  1. Laws attack Māori society
  2. Land, lies and surveyors’ tape: a role play
  3. Exploring common ground
  4. Addressing colonisation

For all activities listed, please order your copy of the book.

Culture matters

Culture matters contains discussion activities which enable participants to explore issues around being in minority culture in Aoteaora/New Zealand.

  1. Understanding culture
  2. Looking at stereotypes
  3. Exploring New Zealand culture
  4. Changing cultures
  5. Maintaining our cultures

For all activities listed, please order your copy of the book.

From suitcase to kete

From suitcase to kete invites participants to explore their place in the Treaty relationship and what steps they want to take to contribute to that relationship in Aotearoa today.

  1. Biculturalism and multiculturalism
  2. Negotiating our place
  3. Where we stand/Where do we go from here?
  4. Next steps for Treaty People
  5. From suitcase to kete

For all activities listed, please order your copy of the book.