A Pacific lens on Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Featuring: Ruta McKenzie, Tutuila Lio Va'auli

What's your understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi?

Tutuila Lio Va'auli talks with Tīna Ruta McKenzie, Pacific Cultural Lead and Lead facilitator for Early Years, about Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

For Ruta McKenzie a huge part of te Tiriti “is about Māori welcoming us with open arms”. 

Speaking from a Pacific viewpoint, Ruta shares how the Treaty ensures that rights of Māori and Non- Māori in this partnership and how  participation involves commitment, action, respect, and honour in the sharing of rights.

Ruta also provides examples of kaiako and leaders in Early Years education honouring te Tiriti in their mahi.