E ngā karanga maha, e ngā iwi taketake, e ngā waewae tapu, nau mai, haere mai ki Tāmaki Herenga Waka, Tāmaki Makaurau, Tāmaki kainga ika me ngā wheua katoa.
Mauria mai ō koutou tini āhuatanga, ki te tūhono ki ngā tini āhuatanga o konei. Nā koutou i tangi, nā tātau katoa. Ko tātou e noho tonu i te ao mārama, tēnā tātou.
He karanga tēnei ki ngā Kaimahi i te Mahi Huakanga ki te kōreroreo ki ngā take e pā ana i ō tātou wāhi tūpuna.
Tihewā Mauri Ora
The geographic and historical backgrounds of indigenous communities around Australia, NZ and Pacific Islands are diverse, but our countries have very similar legal processes, professional sectors and operating environments that our local communities are engaged with on archaeological matters.
Building on the opportunity of the combined Australian-NZ archaeological conference, a hui (meeting) of Traditional Owners, kaitiaki Māori and Pasifika involved in archaeology will be held. It will provide a forum for indigenous delegates to the conference to network, discuss current archaeological issues of particular interest to Indigenous communities and explore the challenges and opportunities for indigenous people working on and with archaeology. Likely discussion areas include:
The hui will be held at Waipapa Marae and hosted by the James Henare Māori Research Centre and Te Wānanga o Waipapa (Māori & Indigenous Studies), University of Auckland. To manage numbers and ensure an appropriate discussion space the participants will be limited to Indigenous delegates and their accompanying colleagues if appropriate. Registration is also available for local iwi not coming to the wider conference.
The meeting will help the various indigenous delegates get an understanding and sense of each other’s perspectives on archaeological matters prior to the Conference. The focus is on creating a space for the delegates to share general thoughts and ideas in a way that is freer flowing than it would be in the formal conference sessions. Structured formal presentations by delegates are not intended – the space for that is in the AAA-NZAA conference session programme. Instead this hui will explore archaeological issues in each region with a small panel of representatives briefly kick-starting discussions and encouraging open sharing of perspectives by the delegates from that country.
9:00 – 10:30
Powhiri (welcome) and cuppa
10:30 – 12:30
Kōrero (discussion): Aotearoa NZ
12:30 – 1:30
Lunch and circulating
1:30 – 3:00
Kōrero (discussion): Australia
3:00 – 3:30
3:30 – 4:30
Kōrero (discussion): Pacific Islands
4:30 – 5:30
Kōrero – general discussion and hui close up
Delegates free to join AAA-NZAA conference meet and greet function at nearby venue.
After the conference a report will be produced for the AAA and NZAA outlining the ideas and issues raised at the hui, if and how they may have been addressed through discussion in the wider conference programme, and if not how they may be better addressed at future conferences or through other avenues. The report will also be available through Te Wānanga o Waipapa to aid thinking and possible research strategies around indigenous heritage.
Registrations for the hui can be made as part of the overall AAA-NZAA Conference registration when registrations open on 2 July 2018.
In the meantime, please feel free to express an interest in attending the hui or direct any queries to:
Makere Rika-Heke MRika-Heke@heritage.org.nz