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Webishop to explore concept of Treaty-based organisations

It’s time to start filling your kete at our first webishop for the year, which will explore what it looks like to be a Treaty-based organisation.

‘Every day is Waitangi Day’ features Te Kaha o te Whānau – a mainstream organisation working in the heart of South Auckland.

The webishop will be held on Thursday, February 14 from 11am to 12.30pm

Guest speaker Wati Waru (Te Rarawa) recently joined the team at Te Kaha o te Whānau as a facilitator and co-developer of ‘Awhina’ – a whanau-resilience model that empowers families to develop their own health outcomes and the plan that achieves them.

The webishop will explore what it looks like to be a Treaty-based organisation. It will also examine some Māori-based approaches to health determinants, and how organisations must change how they operate in order to serve Māori communities and honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi in the appropriate manner.

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn how Te Tiriti o Waitangi affects the way organisations should/can operate in Aotearoa
  • Learn about Māori approaches and models to health determinants, and how their own organisations can create the same environment for their staff and clients
  • Learn how Māori concepts of the environment supports and contributes planetary health

Register here

Facilitator:

Mereana Te Pere (Waitaha, Tapuika, Ngāti Ranginui) – Mereana has recently joined the team as a Māori Health Promotion Strategist. She comes to our organisation having worked predominantly in the education sector with Māori and rangatahi. Her future goals are in elevating the skills and knowledge of the work force to better meet the health needs and rights of Māori communities and whānau.

Guest Speaker:

Wati Waru (Te Rarawa) – Wati has recently joined the team at Te Kaha o te Whānau as a facilitator and co-developer of ‘Awhina’ – a whanau resilience model that empowers families to develop their own health outcomes and the plan that achieves them.  Te Kaha o te Whānau also work with other organisations to support this new approach, and how to overcome the trials associated with challenging how mainstream NZ view Māori and their health.  

General Information

HPF webinars have three phases of learning activities:

  1. Pre-event study and preparation, using resources sent three days prior. Participants are encouraged to participate in the exercises and material that will be disseminated before the webishop
  2. Participation in the actual webinar with questions and answers as well as discussion
  3. After the webinar, participants receive a copy of the powerpoint presentation and other resources used, as well as exclusive viewing of the webishop (with your co-workers) for two weeks in our private YouTube channel, before the video is put into our public HPF channel. You can also ask follow-up questions to the presenter and/or facilitator during the two weeks after the webishop.