Thursday, October 22, 2015

WAI 88 NO Longer Called A Marae Claim

Te Āti Awa mai i Kukutauaki ki 

Whareroa claimants WAI 88
"As will be discussed further in the sub-section dealing with Terminology, there has been much debate around the nomenclature to be used to describe the respective claimant groups. For the purposes of this report, a certain position has been adopted which is explained below. For now, it is noted that although the Tribunal Directions and Project Brief originally used the term Te Ātiawa/Ngātiawa ki Whakarongotai, this has been altered in accordance with claimant perspectives"
Ngātiawa - Te Atiawa Scoping Report Draft 20 Oct 2015 released by Waitangi Tribunal today,  225 pages long ask your representatives Ani and Damian Parata for a copy.
WAI 88 for Parata - Nohorua Whanau Only, according to WAI 88 claimants Ani and Damian Parata Marae loses again.
At least we have been given fair warning of what the exclusive WAI 88 claimants are up too, interesting really.  We watch the word play and listen. 
Kiri Parata - Damian's sister 
giving a presentation
Healing Our Spirit Worldwide 7th Gathering, Hamilton 18 Nov 2015 - as are 2 other Ngātiawa ki Kapiti members. 

Whāia Te Ahi Kā : Ahi Kā and its role in hauora Author: Kiri Parata - Te Atiawa ki Waikanae, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Ruanui. New Zealand 
(Topic) Hauora is enhanced and strengthened when whānau are actively participating in iwi and marae activities. 
(Context) In our small coastal iwi, Te Atiawa ki Waikanae, many of our whānau live outside our rohe, indeed we have a large population living overseas. 
Yet still our iwi members make a concerted effort to either come home on a regular basis or be engaged in iwi activities through social media and other avenues. 
In this small qualitative study we sought to understand the level of whānau participation in iwi and marae activities and whether this has changed over time. (Methods) A broad range of whānau were interviewed ensuring we had wide representation from those living in different geographical locations and good age and gender variations. Whānau with differing levels of participation were sought to be part of the study. The recruitment of participants was unusually easy as many whānau put themselves forward to participate. We sought to discover how engagement impacts on the health and wellbeing of the individual and their whānau. Early impressions of the data collected highlighted the emergence of key themes important to our people. Indigenous Potential (theme) will soar when we work together and manaaki each other, recognizing that differing approaches can be adopted to reach a common goal. (Findings) Our ahi kā, those people who have remained locally to keep the home fires burning, are our backbone, upholding tikanga for manuhiri (guests) whilst maintaining kaitiakitanga (stewardship) over our rohe (local area). (Main message) Whāia Te Ahi Kā has highlighted the need to support our ahi kā, our local families, creating opportunities to ensure our own people are flourishing and maintaining optimum health. Being engaged in iwi activities is not a choice, rather a way of life that cannot be separated from other components of everyday life. 
One of Kaumatua Interviewed WAI 88 Claimant Ani Parata
Summary (for use in the Programme if selected) Indigenous Potential: ‘Whāia Te Ahi Kā – Ahi Kā and its role in hauora’ shares the stories from one small iwi (tribe) of how active participation in marae and iwi activities impacts on the health and wellbeing of the individual and their whānau (family) in a positive way, enhancing connectedness and a sense of belonging.

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