Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi
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What this paper is about
Tēnā rā tātou katoa
Piki mai, kake mai, ki runga i te waka o Te Tiriti o Waitangi. He mihi whānui tēnei ki a koutou te hunga e whai nei i te mātauranga otirā ngā māramatanga e pā ana ki te Tiriti o Waitangi.
Greetings and welcome to our course. This is a special greeting to each and every one of you who are about to embark on a voyage with us in pursuit of understanding those matters relevant to Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi.
Kaua tātou e rite ki te manu noho noa ki tōna pae tata! Me whakapau e tātou ō tātou kaha ki te whai i te tika, otirā te tikanga, ka kaha tata atu ai tātou ki te pae tawhiti. Kia ekea te taumata ka taea ai te kī, āe, kua eke Tangaroa, kua eke panuku, haumi e, hui e, tāiki e!
Let us not become complacent within our own comfort zones! Let us instead strive for excellence with all our might. Then can we truly claim to have succeeded beyond expectation.
Kia kaha, kia māia, kia manawanui.
Be strong, steadfast and committed.
Please read through the following information carefully and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. Kay is available by email.
Āku mihi ki a koutou. Pai marire
How this paper will be taught
This paper seeks to provide a sound understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi. The course introduces you to some foundational understandings of the Treaty of Watangi, its intentions, its status over time in Aotearoa New Zealand, its role in relationships between the Crown and Māori, breaches of the Treaty and how they are heard and responded to through the Waitangi Tribunal as well as new jurisprudence related to the Treaty of Waitangi. The course reviews historical and contemporary interpretations and takes into account the interplay of contextual issues of the times.
This is a B semester paper which is taught in English with Māori terminology when defining and describing Māori concepts and rationale. Your engagement and participation is really important and you will see that this is reflected in the allocation of assignment marks. Also because of the uncertainty and challenges of learning during a global pandemic that is having health, economic and social impacts we will be much more attentive to your health, our health, and well-being. This includes our mental health as well as our whānau health. Let's just deal with it up front, pay attention to these issues, raise them when needed either in class or confidentially and more importantly create a class that is full of aroha ki tētahi.
Students are expected to:
1. attend or watch on-line the weekly lectures (panopto and or you tube)
2. engage in reading, watching and thinking about the material that is available on the Moodle page
3. attend tutorials in person
4. participate in class or on-line forums, discussions and activities
5. complete and submit assignments by due date
The information you need to help you complete this paper will be delivered
Through weekly lectures that will be live recorded and available on Moodle.
Through a programme of directed reading and watching/listening available on Moodle and through the recommended readings available through the Library
Through in person tutorials which are small group discussions
Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the Māori worldview and Tikanga Māori as it applies to understanding Te Whakaputanga (the Declaration) and Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi
- Identify legislative violations that breached Te Tiriti o Waitangi/the Treaty of Waitangi and Māori responses
- Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the Waitangi Tribunal and the Treaty Settlement process
- Identify and apply significant principles of the Treaty of Waitangi
- Demonstrate an understanding of the relevance of Te Tiriti and the Treaty in a contemporary and future Aotearoa New Zealand
How you will be assessed
Assessment is important to help you and the lecturer understand how you are grappling with the knowledge shared, course material and to track how you are understanding and using the key ideas of the course. The assignments help consolidate your understandings by focussing your thinking and writing into a specific area of thinking. Take assignments seriously and do the background preparation well ahead of the due date of an assignment. The habit of handing in an assignment on time is the most important habit to acquire at this stage. The second most important habit is to demonstrate that you have prepared for the assignment. You do this by attending lectures and attending workshops where ideas are explored further. Reviewing Panopto recordings also help in addition to reading the relevant materials and showing that you have thought independently about the topic you are writing about or discussing. The third most important habit is to reference your work, the authors you have read, the people and resources that have helped you form your ideas, using the APA style that the Faculty recommends. These habits help ensure the integrity of your work and doing this should prevent any risk of plagiarising the work of others.
There are 4 assessment items for this paper. There are no compulsory components in this paper. However, to gain maximum understanding of content and to pass this paper successfully it is essential that you attend all lectures and workshops and submit all assignments.
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam.
|Percentage of overall mark
|1. Assessment One: Reflection on our past journeys and values 750 words
17 Mar 2023
|2. Assessment Two: Significant cultural symbols for the Kingitanga
21 Apr 2023
|3. Assessment Three: Significant Essay
12 May 2023
|4. Assessment Four: Reflective learning
9 Jun 2023