Introduction to Te Tiriti o Waitangi workshop



Two days, 9.00am - 3.00pm

On campus

16-17 March 2022
6-7 July 2022
20-21 September 2022
4-5 October 2022
  • Location
    Study breaks
  • Dunedin
    1 February 2021
  • Dunedin
    3 November 2021
  • Dunedin
    16 March 2021
  • Dunedin
    7 July 2021
  • Dunedin
    14 September 2021

Examine the Treaty of Waitangi's historical and modern relevance to our society and apply the Treaty articles to your professional practice.

This workshop, a combination of real time and online learning, aims to provide an environment in which people can explore Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi and its implications in a non-confrontational, participatory process. This learning framework enables participants to understand the historical context of Te Tiriti as well as the contemporary debate and its relevance.

Upon completion, you will be able to articulate the historical, social, political and economic aspects of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi along with its contemporary effects as it applies to specific geographic regions. 

Entry requirements
  • Open entry.
Additional documentation

If you have not previously enrolled in an Otago Polytechnic programme, you will need to provide proof of identity and proof of residency (where appropriate).

Selection procedure

There are a maximum number of spaces available for each workshop so if the course date you request is full, you will be invited to attend the next available workshop.

You will study

This course will cover the following:

  • Cultural identity and cultural diversity
  • Pre-Treaty: The New Zealand historical context
  • Pre-Treaty: The Māori context
  • The Treaty: Issues leading up to and surrounding its signing
  • Post-Treaty context and colonisation
  • Kai Tahu as Mana Whenua
  • Contemporary Treaty issues
  • Application to own professional and occupational practice.
Your workload

This course comprises of pre-reading material and online resources which are all provided through our Moodle learning platform.  You will complete a workbook (four tasks to complete) during your learning, which you will submit to achieve an Otago Polytechnic micro-credential.

What can I study next?

After attending this workshop, and achieving your micro-credential, you'll be in a great position to apply for our Certificate in Bicultural Competency (Level 4) as you will already have 10 out of the 30 credits required.

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