Having the Important Conversations

Supporting communities and organisations working within Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Te Tiriti, and anti-racist practices to work together to dismantle inequitable systems.

Ka hōkā a Tāhono i Uta! Ka hōkā a Tāhono i Tai

Inclusive Aotearoa Collective Tāhono (IACT) is led by the belief that, together, we can build an inclusive Aotearoa New Zealand, founded on the partnership of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We recognise that not everyone who wishes to participate and contribute to Aotearoa New Zealand meaningfully, has the opportunity. Some people face barriers that involve discrimination and being judged to be different. We also acknowledge racism, a form of discrimination that extends beyond dishonouring Te Tiriti and includes the racialisation and exclusion of people.

We want to build confidence around how we have the important conversations so that all New Zealanders can participate and contribute meaningfully, without fear of discrimination. By normalising conversations around privilege, power, and anti-racist and anti-discriminatory practices at the institutional level. By having a plan, we can contribute to many New Zealanders’ positive life outcomes and well-being. We acknowledge that this will not be easy.

We want to bring together individuals and organisations interested in supporting the education and awareness of how we bring together work around Te Tiriti, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and anti-discriminatory practices with communities, organisations and individuals. This focus area supports and strengthens voices less heard and our other focus areas: Te Toto Kei Roto and Media as allies.

If you would like to participate in any of the hui or have any questions, please send an email to [email protected].