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Te Awe Kōtuku ki Ngā Taonga 

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Ngā Taonga is delighted to be delivering three important initiatives that will preserve critically endangered Mātauranga Māori as part of the Mātauranga Māori Te Awe Kōtuku programme being led by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

Te Awe Kōtuku is funding a total of 18 projects that support iwi and Māori directly in protecting mātauranga from the social and financial impacts of COVID-19. Ngā Taonga will deliver three distinct projects that preserve and describe audiovisual taonga Māori. These are:

Preservation and digitisation of Tangata Whenua series

Ngā Taonga will undertake the preservation, digitisation and description of the iconic six-part television series Tangata Whenua (1974), as well as preserving and compiling the non-broadcast interviews footage. This project will be progressed in consultation with relevant kaitiaki, whānau, hapū and iwi.

Application of Traditional Knowledge Labels to national documentary heritage collections (pilot)

In partnership with Ngā Taonga, an iwi from the eastern Bay of Plenty, Te Whakatōhea will run a pilot programme applying Traditional Knowledge (TK) Labels to taonga Māori held by Ngā Taonga and other cultural heritage institutions. TK Labels are an internationally recognised archiving tool, designed to help indigenous peoples assert their intellectual property rights; add important context to cataloguing; and ensure appropriate use of and access to their mātauranga and taonga.

Community digitisation wānanga of at-risk audiovisual taonga

This ambitious community digitisation project is designed to save at-risk audiovisual material stored on magnetic media, which degrades over time. Ngā Taonga will provide training and field kits that iwi across the country can use to preserve their own audio-visual mātauranga for future generations.

The other organisations involved in the Mātauranga Māori Te Awe Kōtuku programme are Creative New Zealand, Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, Te Matatini, Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, Te Puni Kōkiri and Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs. We very much look forward to collaborating with them on this nationally important heritage initiative.

For more information about Te Awe Kōtuku ki Ngā Taonga, contact Paul Meredith at paulmeredith@ngataonga.org.nz or 027 386 9186.

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E harikoa ana a Ngā Taonga kua whiwhi pūtea ia i te kaupapa Māturanga Māori a Te Awe Kōtuku nā te Manatū Taonga. Mā te pūtea nei e kōkiri ai a Ngā Taonga i ngā kaupapa nui e toru kia ora ai ētehi Mātauranga Māori e noho tata korehāhā ana.

Mā Te Awe Kōtuku whānui tonu ngā kaupapa tekau mā waru e haupū hei tautoko i te iwi Māori kia tiakina ai ōna mātauranga kua pēhi nei e te mate Karauna, pēhi ā-hapori, pēhi ā-moni hoki. Mā Ngā Taonga ngā kaupapa motuhake e toru e mahi kia rokirokitia ai, kia kōrerotia ngā taonga Māori ataata-rongo. Koinei ngā kaupapa:

Ko te Rokiroki me te Whakamatihiko i te hōtaka o Tangata Whenua

Mā Ngā Taonga e rokiroki ai, e whakamatihiko ai, e whakamārama hoki ai i te hōtaka whakaharahara, e ono ōna putanga, arā ko Tangata Whenua (1974). Ka rokirokitia hoki ngā whitiāhua kāore i whai wāhi ki te hōtaka. Ka mahi tahi tēnei kaupapa i te taha o ngā kaitiaki, ngā whānau, ngā hapū, ngā iwi hoki e tika ana.

Ngā Tohu Mātauranga Taketake ki Ngā Taonga a te Iwi (hei tauira)

Kua piri tahi a Ngā Taonga me Te Whakatōhea (nō te rāwhiti o Te Moana-a-Toi). Mā Te Whakatōhea e whakarite tētahi kaupapa e tāngia ai ā rātou taonga kei Ngā Taonga me ētehi atu whare taonga ki te Tohu Mātauranga Taketake. Kua whakamanatia ngā tohu Mātauranga Taketake e te ao whānui, māna ngā iwi taketake e āwhina ki te tiaki i ō rātou mana whakairo hinengaro, māna e tika ai, e nui ai ngā kōrero mō te taonga, ā, māna hoki ngā taonga me ōna mātauranga e tika ai te whāwhā me te whakamahi.

Ngā Wānanga Whakamatihiko i ngā Taonga Ataata-Rongo a te Iwi.

Mā te kaupapa whakamatihiko nei e ora ai ngā taonga ataata-rongo kei te iwi, arā ngā tēpe me ngā whitiāhua e ngoikore haere ana. Mā Ngā Taonga e whakarite mīhini i ētehi iwi puta noa i te motu. Māna hoki e whakaako te iwi ki te whakamahi i aua mīhini kia rokirokitia ai ā rātou ake mātauranga ataata-rongo.

Ko ērā atu tari kua whai wāhi ki tēnei Kaupapa, ko Mātauranga Māori Te Awe Kōtuku, ko Toi Aotearoa, ko Te Pouhere Taonga, ko Manatū Taonga, ko Te Matatini, ko Te Papa Tongarewa, ko Te Puni Kōkiri me Te Tari Taiwhenua. E ngākau nui ana a Ngā Taongo ki te mahi tahi.

Mō ētehi atu kōrero mō Te Awe Kōtuku, tēnā whakapā atu ki a Paul Meredith ki te īmēra – paulmeredith@ngataonga.org.nz, ki tana nama waea rānei – 027 386 9186.