He Pou Tarāwaho Hononga Tiriti | Te Tiriti Relationship Framework

He aha te mea nui o tēnei ao
Māku e kī atu he tangata, he tangata, he tangata

What is the greatest thing of this world?
I will reply
it is people, it is people, it is people


About Te Tiriti Relationship Framework

Rōpū Kaitiaki | Advisory Board

The Tiriti Relationship Framework underpins the study. It recognises the special place of Tāngata Whenua in Aotearoa and the rights and responsibilities associated with this indigeneity.

The framework also recognises that:

  • Te Tiriti was signed between Maoridom and the Crown: two States of equal authority;
  • Tāngata Whenua have suffered grievances as Indigenous people of this land. These grievances are being address by the Waitangi Tribunal;
  • Tāngata Whenua have the right and the responsibility to manaaki [care for] all Tāngata Tiriti [non-Māori] who come to Aotearoa New Zealand in a manner that expresses Tikanga Māori and acknowledges cultural worldview difference.

The structure of Te Tiriti Relationship Framework in this study

Rōpū Kaitiaki | Advisory Board

Te Rōpū Rangahau | Research Team