The Catholic Agency for Justice, Peace and Development

Tangata whenua programme

We work with indigenous communities both locally and globally. In Aotearoa New Zealand, our tangata whenua programme includes work in the areas of advocacy, development and education with several Māori communities.

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karanga maha o te ao mārama, tēnā koutou katoa.

Koia nei te mihi whakataki ki a koutou katoa e pānui mai ki ngā mahinga maha rawa o Caritas ki Aotearoa nei. Kua tūtaki pai mātou i tēnei mahi tautoko, tēnei mahi manaaki ki runga o te wairua o te whakataukī, arā, ko te mea nui o te ao, he tangata, he tangata, he tangata!

Nō reira, whakarongo mai, tautoko mai i tēnei kaupapa ki te whakakāngia i te ngākau aroha ki roto i ngā iwi, ngā hapū, ngā whānau maha rawa o Aotearoa nei.

Mauri ora!

Our tangata whenua programme includes work in the areas of advocacy, development and education with several Māori communities.

Indigenous peoples traditionally have many strengths, including community solidarity and environmental sustainability, yet face many challenges, such as over-representation in areas of marginalisation and disadvantage.

Te Rūnanga o te Hāhi Katorika ki Aotearoa

In our relationships with tangata whenua, Caritas consults with Te Rūnanga o te Hāhi Katorika ki Aotearoa, the National Catholic Māori Council.

Caritas First Australians

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand’s tangata whenua programme links with Caritas Australia’s First Australians programme, which also works with local indigenous communities.

Kaikōura

We have been building a relationship with Ngāti Kurī in Kaikōura.

Parihaka

We support the community at Parihaka in being a self-determining community.

Rangiaowhia

Caritas is providing funding to create an educational resource to increase awareness of the massacre that took place in Rangiaowhia during the Waikato Wars.

Te Roopu Haurongo

Caritas has supported a pilot project in which kuia and kaumātua have been supporting whānau (families) of rangatahi (young people) facing difficulties in the Bay of Plenty.

Te Warawara

Caritas has developed an 80 page guide for teachers in ways to nurture kaitiakitanga (stewardship) of the Warawara Forest in Northland.

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