Te Toto Kei Roto (a Treaty that resonates with all of us)

Bringing together people who are promoting understanding of Te Tiriti and New Zealand’s past.

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 ‌Te‌ ‌Tiriti‌ ‌o‌ ‌Waitangi‌ ‌holds‌ ‌the‌ ‌potential‌ ‌to‌ ‌bind‌ ‌together‌ ‌New‌ ‌Zealanders‌ ‌of‌ ‌all‌ ‌ethnicities‌ powerfully and positively ‌to‌ ‌promote‌ ‌the‌ ‌best‌ ‌of‌ ‌ourselves‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌ ‌country. We‌ ‌also‌ ‌recognise‌ ‌that‌ ‌conversations‌ ‌about‌ ‌Te‌ ‌Tiriti‌ ‌are‌ ‌sometimes‌ ‌difficult.‌ ‌They‌ ‌often bring up ‌discussions‌ ‌about‌ ‌the‌ ‌role‌ ‌of‌ ‌colonisation‌ ‌in‌ ‌our‌ ‌history.‌ ‌They‌ ‌will‌ ‌open‌ ‌up‌ ‌feelings‌ ‌of‌ ‌loss‌ ‌and‌ ‌resentment.‌ ‌They‌ ‌will‌ ‌challenge‌ ‌the‌ ‌narrative‌ ‌we‌ ‌have‌ ‌created‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ country ‌of‌ ‌harmony.‌ ‌

We‌ ‌want‌ ‌to‌ ‌bring‌ ‌together‌ ‌individuals‌ ‌and‌ ‌organisations‌ who are ‌working‌ ‌to‌ ‌promote‌ ‌understanding‌ ‌Te‌ ‌Tiriti‌ ‌and‌ ‌New‌ ‌Zealand’s‌ ‌past‌ ‌with‌ ‌communities‌ ‌whose‌ ‌voices‌ ‌are‌ ‌not‌ ‌always‌ heard.‌ ‌The‌ ‌purpose‌ ‌will‌ ‌be,‌ ‌firstly,‌ ‌to‌ ‌clarify‌ ‌what‌ ‌is‌ ‌most‌ ‌important‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌hui‌ ‌participants‌ themselves‌ ‌and‌ ‌to‌ ‌gauge‌ ‌opportunities‌ ‌for‌ ‌further‌ ‌collaboration‌ ‌and‌ ‌community‌ ‌engagement.‌ ‌And,‌ ‌secondly,‌ ‌to‌ ‌assess‌ ‌the‌ ‌potential‌ ‌to‌ ‌expand‌ ‌our‌ ‌collective‌ ‌efforts‌ ‌to‌ ‌reach‌ ‌all‌ ‌corners‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌country‌ ‌to‌ ‌build‌ ‌a‌ ‌more‌ ‌socially‌ ‌inclusive‌ ‌Aotearoa‌ ‌New‌ ‌Zealand.‌

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