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8:30am Saturday 16th March
Witi Ashby
Ringa hāpai: 
He Puna Wai o te Mātauranga, He Puna Kaha, He Puna Ora, He Puna Mauri puta noa

The wellspring of knowledge, that grants us strength, wellness and all the aspects of life

E aku rangatira nau mai haere mai ki tēnei huitopa -ā-ipurangi. Haere mai ki te titiro me te whakarongo ki te kaupapa nei a Te Tiriti-based Futures + Anti-racism, me ngā kaikōrero o Aotearoa me ngā iwi taketake o te ao. E aku rangatira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa. Mauri ora ki a koutou katoa.
Colonialism, Racism and the Logic of Genocide
10:00am Saturday 16th March
Prof Ani Mikaere
Ringa hāpai: 
Dr Valance Smith
This session will discuss the history of British colonialism, with a particular focus on the logic of genocide which continues to underpin the colonial state. It considers the implications of this history for us in the present day. 
Indigenous perspectives on decolonial futures
11:30am Saturday 16th March
Prof Yin Paradies
Ringa hāpai: 
Dr Ruth de Souza
This workshop aims to explore colonial-patriarchal-capitalist modern societies alongside Indigenous perspectives, worldviews, and existence-scapes. Decolonial philosophies and practical decolonial actions that flow from these perspectives will also be considered along with potential emergent decolonial futures. The facilitator with present on various topics as well as engaging participants in (small) group interactive exercises, general questions, and discussion.

Specific topics covered may include the origins, conditions, mannacles, malaises, maladies, and mirages of modernity; ontologies, epistemologies and axiologies of the Anthropocene and primal societies; and colonial promises underpinning modern promises along with anarcha-Indigenism, fierce egalitarianism, the primordial freedoms of Indigenous societies, relational autonomy, inter-dependence, distributed authority, context sensitivity, prefigurativity, deep listening, orality, memory, ritual, ceremony, kin, and Country.
He Waka Eke Noa: The Role of the State in perpetuating Violence on Māori
1pm Saturday 16th March
Prof Leonie Pihama
Ringa hāpai: 
Dr Nicole Coupe
In the presentation Professor Pihama will discuss findings from a Kaupapa Māori research study ‘He Waka Eke Noa: Māori cultural frameworks for violence prevention and intervention. He Waka Eke Noa a project that investigated the impact of violence on whānau highlights that many Māori have experiences of state violence over their lifetime including state neglect, failure to protect, abuse and abuse of power, racism, breaches of te Tiriti o Waitangi and police violence. Across each area of violence within or by State and Government agencies Māori respondents in the survey and the interviews highlight high levels of experiences of state neglect, failure to protect, abuse and abuse of power, racism, breaches of te Tiriti o Waitangi and police violence. All questions received answers that indicate some or a lot of experiences across their lifetime. Agencies identified most consistently are Health services; WINZ; Educational institutions; Justice and Oranga Tamariki. With the Police being noted as the most significant agency in regards to experiences of ‘failure to protect’. Over 80% of respondents noted having experience racism within State/Government agencies and organisations. 52% of all respondents indicated that they have experienced police violence within their lifetime. As a part of the project the team has looked in depth at the ways in which family violence has been defined, these definitions will be shared as a part of the presentation to illustrate the need to reframe the ways in family violence is constructed for Māori.
The pursuit of Tiriti justice: An activist scholar perspective
2:30pm Saturday 16 March
Prof David Williams
Ringa hāpai: 
Carl Chenery
Many people gathered on Takaparawhau at dawn on 25 May 2023 to honour those who 45 years ago had stood with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei for 506 days in support of the call that “Bastion Point is Māori Land”. That occupation has come to be recognised as a major step forward in the pursuit of Tiriti justice since the 1970s. The slogans have changed from “The Treaty is Fraud”, to “Stop the Celebrations”, to “Honour the Treaty”. There has been resistance to Te Tiriti being reframed as “the principles of the Treaty”. There has been debate about what was meant by the rangatiratanga guarantee to Māori but no doubt that the guarantees have been breached on countless occasions. This talk involves story-telling by a scholar/activist who has changed his mind on how to frame the issues over the years, and on how best to pursue Tiriti justice.
Titiro ki muri kia kitea ai a mua: How our past informs our future
4pm Saturday 16 March 2024
Prof Meihana Durie
Ringa hāpai: 
Moahuia Goza
Meihana’s kōrero will examine both recent and historical critical issues that may be useful in helping to determine the shape of Te Tiriti-led Futures for Aotearoa across the next decade and beyond.
Decolonising via Māori leadership
8:30am Sunday 17 March
Grant Berghan, Tania Hodges
Ringa hāpai: 
Chris Webber
Join us for a fireside chat that delves into the multifaceted dimensions of Māori leadership in Aotearoa. We will discuss the key elements that contribute to the effectiveness and uniqueness of contemporary Māori leadership as a vehicle for change.

Our panel members, Tania Hodges and Grant Berghan, are experienced Māori leadership programme facilitators. They will share their insights on the cultural contexts of Māori leadership, emphasising the integration of tikanga, te reo Māori and indigenous (mātauranga Māori) knowledge. And how these elements shape the leadership development process and foster a deeper understanding of Māori values, including whanaungatanga, rangatiratanga and kaitiakitanga.

The discussion will explore the transformative power of Māori leadership and the potential to shape inclusive, ethical, and culturally grounded leaders who can make a significant difference to both Māori and non-Māori communities. They will examine the programmes’ efforts to address challenges faced by Māori communities and the creative responses to promote cultural revitalisation.
Stories of resistance in the face of settler colonialism: From Aotearoa to Parihitini/ Palestine
10:00am Sunday 17 March
Nadia Abu-Shanab, Yasmine Serhan
Ringa hāpai: 
Annabel Fahkri
Colonisation has always been met with creative and brilliant forms of resistance. 
In this session, we will travel from Aotearoa to Palestine. As Palestinians living in Aotearoa, we have learned a great deal from witnessing Māori be Māori on their own land. Whether or not you know anything about Palestine, this exchange of stories and anecdotes will illustrate the familiar faces of colonisation. From land to water, law to prisons and food to culture – how the settler colonialism moves and how indigenous people move against it.

This session will pay tribute to the relationships, thinkers and dreamers that remind us advancing Te Tiriti and Palestinian liberation are bound together. Join us to expand and explore these links.
Reconciliation and the complexity of saying sorry
11:30am Sunday 17 March
Josiah Tualamali'I, Jack McDonald, Dr Annabel Ahuriri-Driscoll
Ringa hāpai: 
Catherine Delahunty
Dr Annabel Ahuriri-
Sorry seems to be the hardest word – apology in the context of closed adoption and abuse in care

Josiah Tualamali'l
2024 - 50 years on from the beginning of the New Zealand Dawn Raids, and the journey to the Dawn Raids Apology.

Jack McDonald
'Reconciliation and redress: moving beyond the Te Tiriti settlement process'

Men, Gender Equity, and Antiracism: Organizing and Research Perspectives
1:00pm Sunday 17 March
Prof Derek Griffith, Dr Matt Farry
Ringa hāpai: 
Mikey Brenndorfer
Many of the outcomes that anti-racism organizing seeks to address - education, incarceration, and health - vary greatly by sex and gender. Yet, few antiracism efforts consider these patterns or frame these efforts considering a gendered lens, and global evidence suggests that progress in these areas have not equally benefitted men and women. In this fireside chat, we will explore these observations and discuss the implications for antiracism organizing and scholarship. We seek to grapple with the paradox that males are faring worse than women in key areas of life, despite their structural advantages in society. We wrestle with the persistent assumption that advancing men’s health and gender equity are at odds, and the finding from qualitative research that men tend to recognize traditional hegemonic masculine ideals but often do not subscribe to them. We look forward to a discussion that helps us identify a path forward that is beneficial for all.
Promoting flourishing Indigenous communities by addressing internalised oppression.
2:30pm Sunday 17 March
Georgina Davis, Dr Chontal Gibson, Dr Isla Emery-Whittington
Ringa hāpai: 
Wiremu Woodard
Internalised oppression refers to the belief in, and alignment with, societal level supremacist ideologies about marginalised folk. In colonially ‘settled’ spaces, internalised oppression is inevitable and impacts the ability to live flourishing and culturally fulfilling lives. It is an intended, but minimally spoken of, aim of the ongoing colonisation project. Internalised oppression supports the reproduction of systems and structures that promote whiteness which elicit and reward expressions of internalised oppression including lateral violence. Lack of awareness and engagement with internalised oppression contributes to disconnection to culture, lands, communities, and language resulting in poor health and wellbeing. Greater awareness of its destructive impacts and colonial function challenge the idea that internalised oppression is merely a personal issue located within ‘disconnected’ individuals, as opposed to a carefully honed supremacist practice. Our session will explore structures and processes that contribute to internalised oppression, while highlighting strategies and actions to engage and manage it.
The restorative power of mātauranga Māori
4:00pm Sunday 17 March
Sir Haare Williams
Ringa hāpai: 
Trevor Simpson
A conversation with Sir Haare Williams about navigating complex issues of racial (in)justice and the restorative and healing powers of mātauranga Māori.
Racial justice & emergency responses
8:30am Monday 18 March
Sir Collin Tukuitonga, Kevin Hague, Dr Amohia Boulton
Ringa hāpai: 
Lisa McNab
State-led responses to emergencies, disasters and/or public health emergencies (whether they are naturally-triggered or human-induced) have often failed to serve Indigenous and racialised communities. In Aotearoa, during the 1918 influenza pandemic, we lost seven times more Māori than non-Māori lives due to racism within the state-led response. Inaction or inadequate action in the domain of emergency responses cost lives in the case of COVID-19 and breached te Tiriti o Waitangi (see Haumaru Waitangi Tribunal report).

Through COVID-19, the Kaikoura earthquakes and Cyclone Gabrielle, we have seen robust Māori-led responses. Pacific and other Indigenous and racialised communities are also stepping into the void. This leadership has been successful when state-led responses have been slow and insufficient. In the context of an increasing climate emergency, the panel discuss how can racial justice has been embedded into emergency responses so no-one gets left behind.
Aotearoa New Zealand Histories: Diving into a Contested Past
11:30am Monday 18 March
Dr Liana MacDonald, Dr Vincent O'Malley, Richard Crawford
Ringa hāpai: 
Leah Waipuka
The introduction of the new Aotearoa Histories Curriculum in all schools from 2023 marked a potentially transformative milestone. It offers the tantalising possibility that future generations might become more historically aware, engaged and grounded than their parents and grandparents, who often either learned nothing of their own country’s past during their own school years or in many cases were provided with a rose-tinted version of it. Alongside this, the establishment of Te Pūtake o te Riri—an annual commemoration day for the New Zealand Wars—and the growing debate at a local level surrounding place and street names, monuments, memorials, and other contested historical markers, also reflect a heightened emphasis on Aotearoa history in recent times—along with a backlash from some unhappy with these developments.In this session we explore the challenges and opportunities arising from this increased engagement with Aotearoa history. 
Holding the line against neo-liberalism
6:00pm Monday 18 March
Prof Jane Kelsey, Prof Annette Sykes
Ringa hāpai: 
Dr Julie Douglas
Colonisation was always about expanding imperial authority over resources that belonged to other peoples. Te Tiriti o Waitangi affirmed the power of rangatira to exercise absolutely authority, including the power to make treaties. The two were bound to conflict. This conflict took different forms during various era of colonisation and resistance in Aotearoa. Most recently a virulent form of neoliberal globalisation has boosted the power and profits of corporations, from mining to entertainment to finance to big tech, and heightened the inequalities of wealth and power built on that historical base.

The reassertion of tino rangatiratanga had fought back against those developments. One such example, the campaign against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and pressure on the government to empower Māori to control their own resources and decide their own futures, is the focus of this presentation.
Anti-racism interventions in Australian Schools
11:30am Tuesday 19 March
Prof Kevin Dunn, Dr Öznur Sahin, Katie Cherrington, Rachel Sharples
Ringa hāpai: 
Karena Way
Racism and racial bullying remain prevalent in Australian schools. The Speak Out Against Racism (SOAR) Project, conducted in government schools in NSW and Victoria in 2019, found that one-third of students experienced racial discrimination by their peers (31%) and within society (27%), and just over one in ten students (12%) reported racial incidents involving their teachers. At the same time, there is a growing recognition of the importance of building awareness of systemic racism and privilege to build support for anti-racism more broadly.

Bystander anti-racism programs, especially during the formative years of young people, play a critical role in educating them to become engaged citizens who deeply value diversity, equity and inclusion in society. The AntiRacism in Action (ARiA) program, which we developed in collaboration with the NSW Department of Education, is specifically for students in Year 5 and 6 in NSW schools. The program included a co-designed curriculum with bystander antiracism activities, training videos and professional development training for teachers.

The Department’s evaluation of the program showed that teachers reported increased confidence in teaching about racism and anti-racism after the training and using the curriculum resources. Nevertheless, we acknowledge that there is limited research on the impacts of anti-racism training interventions, and even less on what effect they may have on addressing structural racism. To enhance this program, we are co-designing a curriculum centred around structural anti-racism interventions and will conduct an evaluation of its long-term impact.

Black lives matter
6:00pm Tuesday 19 March
Prof Chandra Ford, Rahman Bashir
Ringa hāpai: 
Prof Camille Nakhid
The Black Lives Matter Movement represents a new development in the long struggle for freedom for African-Americans, Africans, and descendants of the Black Diaspora globally. The death of George Floyd was a seminal moment in discussions concerning Black people, race, and violence in 2020. In this te Tiriti conference session on BLM, I would like to discuss the Black Lives Matter Movement as one organiser for the African, Māori, Pacific youth collective 'For The People' who organised a march for George Floyd and BLM in Auckland, Aotearoa in 2020. I would also like to speak about my work as a Sudanese community worker living in this country dealing with issues of justice, race relations, and emancipation.
The overlapping rights of indigenous people
8:30am Wednesday 20 March
Prof Claire Charters, Gary Williams
Ringa hāpai: 
Papatuanuku Nahi
Claire Charters

Claire will argue for constitutional transformation grounded in Te Tiriti o Waitangi, including the rights of TangataTiriti.  She will illuminate foundational and specific flaws in the existing constitution, and creative options for realisation of tino rangatiratanga inspired by the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and insights into models of Indigenous self-determination around the globe.

Gary Williams

Disabled people find it very difficult to be viewed as anything other than disabled.  Contemporarily, this is a negative role.  I like to portray myself in other affirming ways first eg. husband, father, Māori etc.   Often my rights as an Indigenous person are competing with my rights as a disabled person. For example, it’s almost impossible to have genuine tino rangatiratanga when you are at the end of the decision-making chain.  Te Tiriti, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Disabled People and United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples should be used so that we can have the best of all worlds.
The case for abolishing prisons
11:30am Wednesday 20 March
Prof Tracey McIntosh
Ringa hāpai: 
Prof Julia Ioane
To seek an end of incarceration as the primary means of addressing social, economic and political problems means a need to dramatically reduce reliance on incarceration and to build the social institutions and conceptual frameworks that would render incarceration unnecessary. It is about reflecting what needs to be present and not just thinking about what needs to be absent to ensure a just society and a just justice system. Decarceration is not a simple call for the immediate tearing down of all prison walls, but entails an array of alternative non-penal regulatory frameworks. It means addressing the slow violence of racism, poverty, blunted opportunities and a commitment to mauri ora; to human flourishing.
Institutional racism and fascism in Italy
6:00pm Wednesday 20 March
Dr Laura Corradi
Ringa hāpai: 
Miriam Sessa
Authoritarian forms of representative democracy in several European Union countries seem to be shifting fast toward openly racist/fascist types of governments. This is the result of the rise of right wing parties and far-right political formations, which are participating or leading the coalitions. In Italy the process is partly based upon a large support to anti-migration policies (also by parts of the working and lower classes); the defeat of center-left alliances because of their inability to find viable answers to the ecological and economical crises, deepened by their neoliberal politics and extended corruption; and the mediatic use of fear as a social emotion (first during the pandemic and now during the escalating war in Ukraine). A feminist intersectional analysis as the output of collective intellect and experience is needed to find solutions, in face of an increase of violence of all types (gender-based, scapegoating of minorities, police brutality, interpersonal violence, self-harm and suicide) and chronic degenerative illnesses related to environmental degradation. Some elements will be offered to de-colonize concepts and research/action methodologies – looking toward intersectional alliances and social coalitions to prevent racism, islamophobia and anti-gypsism, in the context of war escalation in European Union.
He Kōrero Papatupu Whenua: Land Stories
8:30am Thursday 21 March
Dr Arapera Ngaha, Prof Jeannine Hill Fletcher
Ringa hāpai: 
Stu McGregor
Dr Arapera Ngaha:
Reconciling injustices that occurred through colonisation with land ownership is one area that the Methodist Church of New Zealand: Te Hāhi Weteriana o Aotearoa has focussed on in seeking to address injustice in the context of Aotearoa. This has allowed us to focus on a Māori theology of land and speak to the land that our churches own and which they have owned for many, many years. Researching the history of acquisition has meant not only researching archival materials, but also engaging with local iwi, hapū and nearing their stories. Where injustice is identified as part of that acquisition, a second level of discussion and exploration is required, how best can we ‘the church’ address the injustice and reconcile with the original owners? This has been the discussion that informed our process of Kōrero Papatupu Whenua (Land Story Telling) and is the subject of this work today.

Prof Jeannine Hill-Fletcher:
In the United States, the project of ‘reconciliation’ will require an analysis of the illegitimate-yet-legal means by which ownership of land was claimed by White Christians. In this long historical project, the Church played a distinct role through an underwriting theology that promoted White Christian ownership. Further, White Christian churches and universities have held onto the illicitly-gained land on which their institutions have been built. Thus, for reconciliation to move forward, a thorough truth-telling must first take place whereby institutions of Church and School reckon with distinctive histories and chart specific commitments to reparation. Guided by the work of Indigenous scholar Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart, and Christian leaders Duke Kwon and Gregory Thompson, Jeannine Hill Fletcher will share some of the framing issues that theologians in the United States are developing as resources to pursue this work.Dr Arapera Ngaha, Prof Jeannine Hill-Fletcher
Decolonising solidarity
11:30am Thursday 21 March
Dr Kem Gambrell, Clare Land
Ringa hāpai: 
Jen Margaret
Through a fireside chat with author/activist Clare Land and leadership and social justice scholar Kem Gambrell, this session will center and discuss some of the key concerns and insights from the book “Decolonizing Solidarity.” The learnings shared by the pair will be placed in the context of recent political developments in Australia and the US and consider paths forward for greater solidarity and community wellbeing. In the discussion, Clare and Kem will provide various examples and settings which speaks to working in cultures and communities as Anglo activists and community researchers. They will also authentically display the deep reflection needed to work towards dismantling the notion that as community activists we can objectively look at our own work. Land will also discuss the updates to her book, a second edition of which will be published within 2024.
Indigenous sexuality and colonial ideologies
6:00pm Thursday 21 March
Dr Clive Aspin, Ataria Sharman
Ringa hāpai: 
Dr George Parker
Based on our current understandings, it is reasonable to assume that sexual diversity has been a feature of human society since the beginning of time. Despite government sanctioned efforts to regulate, control and monitor sexual behaviour, expressions of sexuality, desire and behaviour continue to be major contributors to indigenous health and wellbeing. For indigenous peoples living in colonised societies, these regulations have sought to render invisible and perverse that which has been part of the rich tapestry of indigenous sexuality and identity for thousands of years. In this talk, I will discuss how we can harness the rich reserves of contemporary and historical understandings of indigenous sexuality to enhance health and wellbeing of Māori and other indigenous peoples.
Kei te mura o te ahi | Marathon for social justice
8:30am Friday 22 March
Ringa hāpai: 
It has never been easier for us to organise globally for racial justice. Te Tiriti-Based Futures: Anti-Racism 2024 is an open-access, online, anti-racism gathering originating in Aotearoa to mark International Race Relations Day.

Current tertiary students and recent graduates (in the last five years) will present their research live on Friday 22nd March 2024. Each will have seven minutes to present. Once presentations finish, virtual break-out rooms will be opened for the remainder of the hour to allow the audience to engage with speakers. Presentations will be in Pechakucha* format and can be in any language.
Soil and soul: Recovering Indigeneity
8:30am Saturday 23 March
Prof Alastair McIntosh
Ringa hāpai: 
Dani Pickering
Alastair’s most celebrated book, “Soil and Soul: People versus Corporate Power”, is about communities reclaiming the land from colonising powers that take but do not give. From first-hand he tells how the islanders of Eigg overthrew their private landlord. And how the biggest cement company in the world was stopped from destroying a majestic mountain on the neighbouring Isle of Harris. But Alastair’s way is more than just political activism. He calls it spiritual activism. In this chat he will discuss recovering our deepest roots, and a renewal of indigeniety in ways that can rise above barriers of racial exclusion. His poem Scotland says: “A person belongs/ inasmuch as they are willing/ to cherish and be cherished/ by this place/ and its peoples.” His books have been described as “world changing” by the environmentalist George Monbiot, “a spiritual journey” by Starhawk, and “truly mental” by Thom Yorke of Radiohead.
Asian relationships with Te Tiriti o Waitangi: Titiro whakamuri, kōkiri whakamua
10:00am Saturday 23 March
Lincoln Dam, Dr Saburo Omura
Ringa hāpai: 
Dr Clive Aspin
Asian communities have a long association with Aotearoa, with some Indian and Chinese people settling here as early as the 19th Century. Demographic projections suggest that Asians will soon outnumber Māori in Aotearoa and will comprise more than a quarter of the overall population by 2043 (Stats NZ, 2022). Despite this long history and our (Asian) growing number, talk of Te Tiriti o Waitangi often centres on Māori and Pākehā relations. In this session, we reflect on our doctoral research - completed 10 years apart - on Asian relationships with Te Tiriti. Saburo revisits his 2014 research findings and reflects on what has changed since. Lincoln explores what Asian meditations on relationality and ethics can teach us about be(com)ing tangata Tiriti (people of Te Tiriti). This session invites other (Asian) im/migrants to consider how their communities can honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi and be(come) tangata Tiriti.
Te Ahi Kaa - The fight for racial justice in health care
11:30am Saturday 23 March
Jean Te Huia, Toni Shepherd, Dr Rawiri Jansen
Ringa hāpai: 
Dr Heather Came
Māori experience worse health outcomes than the wider population in Aotearoa - shorter life expectancy, higher mortality and morbidity rates for a range of diseases. To ensure a health system that responds to the aspirations and needs of Māori we are charged with driving transformational change in the healthcare system. The way we have been working for the last few decades has not significantly improved Māori health outcomes. It is clear we need to do things differently. We need to embed tino rangatiratanga and we need to address racism –and colonisation including social, economic, cultural and historical impacts. This session will be informed by front-line insight of the fight for racial justice in health care – from community experience and collective action, to the academy, health policy and system reforms. The panel will describe the challenges and challenge the descriptions. 
He Whakaputanga
1:00pm Saturday 23 March
Prof Margaret Mutu, Witi Ashby
Ringa hāpai: 
Di Grennell
My journey with He Whakaputanga has been a personal one. I hold the memories of many tautohetohe, hikoi and wānanga. My upbringing with my grandparents meant I heard kōrero about te Tiriti from an early age, and each year we worked our farm to transport kai to the Waitangi commemorations. As I grew older and became more politically aware in the late 1970’s, I was privileged to sit alongside kaumātua who also spoke about He Whakaputanga, to be their driver, attend hui and listen to the kōrero I look forward to sharing stories of my experiences with kaumātua for whom He Whakaputanga was a live reality, and who met as he wakaminenga. I hold to the vision that was spoken of, ‘he whenua rangatira.’ 
Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Anti-racist Activism: Three Pākehā Educationalists Reflect
2:30pm Saturday 23 March
Catherine Delahunty, Dr Emily Beausoleil, Dr Alex Barnes
Ringa hāpai: 
Kate Matheson
What intergenerational insights can be gleaned about Pākehā roles and responsibilities in Te Tiriti o Waitangi and antiracism education? This panel discusses the roles, contributions and pitfalls of Pākehā Te Tiriti education and anti-racism in a colonised country. Drawing on the experiences of three generations of Pākehā actively working with other Pākehā to honour Te Tiriti, the participants will explore how power dynamics, tensions and changes within Pākehā Te Tiriti education and activism work over three generations. With over 100 years of combined experience, the discussion aims to identify key lessons about Pākehā Te Tiriti education and anti-racism historically, presently and into the future. 
Update on the Tāngata Whaikaha Disability Waitangi Tribunal claim
4:00pm Saturday 23 March
Dr Huhana Hickey, Ruth Jones
Ringa hāpai: 
Gopal Nair

This webinar outlines the role and proceedings of the Waitangi Tribunal, a specialized and permanent commission of inquiry in New Zealand. Its primary function is to investigate alleged breaches of te Tiriti o Waitangi or the Treaty of Waitangi. Emphasizing the thoroughness of the Tribunal’s reports, this abstract introduces the long-awaited review of the Tāngata Whaikaha – disability claim. The significance of this claim lies in its potential to address and rectify violations within the disability sector under Te Tiriti. An upcoming webinar will feature Dr. Huhana Hickey and Ruth Jones, who will provide insights into the hearing process and their evidence. Their discussion will focus on the details of the claim, the Tribunal’s review process, and strategies to ensure non-recurrence of Te Tiriti breaches in this domain.
Matike Mai – Planning for constitutional transformation
8:30am Sunday 24 March
Darryn Ooi, Dr Veronica Tawhai, Prof Tim McCreanor
Ringa hāpai: 
Jenny Rankine
Matike Mai works understandings of the independence of hapū and iwi, alongside their interdependence through whakapapa, within the wider Māori polity, as the basis for constitutional authority. It constructs a similar dynamic between Māori and the Crown where just constitutional relations require the independence of both to make decisions for their peoples, while acknowledging their relationships under Te Tiriti o Waitangi. To enact this vision of ‘conciliatory and consensual democracy’, to ‘work together as equals’ in the light of the realities of colonial history and unresolved injustice and disparity, the Crown needs to be able to match the radical generosity from Māori. and a bring to the table a mighty commitment from Tangata Tiriti because as a group we are so far behind our Tiriti partner.

Collectively we are ignorant of our history, careless in regard to our environment, insecure in our identity and deeply privileged in our lives. 
Migrant workers and Tiriti-based migration
10:00am Sunday 24 March
Anupam Kaloti, Pancha Narayanan, Umi Asaka
Ringa hāpai: 
Anjum Rahman
Immigration policy for New Zealand based on Te Tiriti o Waitangi must prioritise, partnership and consultation with tangata whenua (the First Nation people) recognising Māori rights and interests.

At the same time, New Zealand’s immigration policy must demonstrate cultural competence, equity and fairness to all immigrants and their families irrespective of duration of their stay, ethnicity, disability and/or health conditions. Their safety in the local community they settle in, during religious gatherings and at their workplace must be assured.

Towards this end, the three panelists explore the rights of immigrant workers, disabled migrants and migrants with health conditions to be safe and to flourish within a Te Tiriti based multicultural framework and amendments that may be required to legislations impacting on this segment of our population.
Hongihongi te wheiwheiā
1:00pm Sunday 24 March
Dr Diana Kopua, Tohunga Mark Kopua
Ringa hāpai: 
Dr Rachel Liebert
Hongihongi te wheiwheiā is a Mahi a Atua principle that encourages a culture of feedback in order to create meaningful change and address inequities in Aotearoa. This presentation provides some feedback and wonderings on the role of Te Tiriti and racism in Aotearoa.

The influence of Franz Fanon in Aotearoa and Oceania
2:30pm Sunday 24 March
Mua Strickson-Pua, Teanau Tuiono, Nathan Rew
Ringa hāpai: 
Dr Tony Fala
This talanoa will explore how Franz Fanon's ideas continue to shape indigenous activism in Aotearoa, emphasizing their relevance in addressing colonialism, indigenous rights, and climate action. Fanon's insights into the psychological impacts of colonialism and their role in internalized oppression have profound implications for indigenous communities in Aotearoa. His advocacy for resistance as a means of achieving independence sparks essential discussions among these communities regarding the nature of resistance and decolonization. Fanon's legacy serves as a constant source of inspiration and guidance for indigenous activists, propelling their pursuit of justice, self-determination, and the preservation of the environment.

Fighting Fire with Water – a way to navigate organised hate
4:00pm Sunday 24 March
Prof Mohan Dutta, Metiria Stanton Turei
Ringa hāpai: 
Dr Christine Elers
As a public scholar doing theory work at the intersections of activism, community and social justice, I have experienced and negotiated diverse registers and forms of hate. From white supremacist attacks to Zionist propaganda campaigns to Hindutva mobilizations targeting my scholarship, infrastructures of hate targeting my academic freedom are held by a political economy deeply embedded in the intertwined forces of neoliberal capitalism and colonialism. In this conversation, I will draw upon the embodied experiences of challenging hate to trace strategies for building local-global solidarities anchored in te Tiriti justice and anti-racist theorizing.
Te-Moana-nui-ā-kiwa and colonial violence
8:30am Monday 25 March
Dr Marco De Jong, Ena Manuireva, Nathan Rew
Ringa hāpai: 
Dr Emalani Case
Covid-19: a Trojan horse to extend French Colonial violence in Mā’ohi Nui
Since its “annexation” (not without resistance by our ancestors) in 1842 as a protectorate and later a colony in 1888 into the French Republic one and indivisible, Mā’ohi Nui carries on suffering slow but permanent physical and environmental violence from France. The biggest violence visited upon the populations of Mā’ohi Nui was the 30-year long period of nuclear testing. In addition to the violence inflicted to the bodies and the lands of our people, there have been other forms of cultural and psychological violence that have surreptitiously crept into the everyday lives of our populations. The cloak of benefactor that France herself delights in wearing and presenting to other powers, is only a façade that I hope to uncover in my fireside chat. The covid-19 experience is the perfect example of the conniving and unfair way my nation has been treated- and, it is this nation, maybe unrealistically, who is demanding accountability from its so-called protector of human rights, France.
Poverty discourses and racial justice CANCELLED
11:30am Monday 25 March
Dr Belinda Borell, Dr Sue Bradford
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Dr Rose Black
Societal knowledge of poverty is often shaped by what we hear from politicians, what we read in the news and what we see on TV. These depictions tend to show particular groups as the ‘face of the poor’ with little recourse to proportional accuracy. This skew of representation increases stigmatisation of the poor, making punitive attitudes towards them more likely and precluding effective interventions that may address the causes of poverty. Māori often bear the brunt of this racialisation, deepening the negative impacts on individuals and whānau. In this ‘fireside chat’ Dr Rose Black hosts a conversation with Dr Belinda Borell and Dr Sue Bradford, considering the dangers posed by racist tropes in discourses around poverty and inviting an exploration of the inherent complexities and ambiguities surrounding the issue.
6:00pm Monday 25 March
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