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PRIORITY ONE

Te Tiriti o Waitangi

An effective partnership with mana whenua

OBJECTIVES

 1. Partner with mana whenua in the development of strategies that have mutual relevance to priorities and interests  3. Uphold the mana of mana whenua (i.e. iwi and hapū with whom the institution partners) through the observation of and adherence to tikaka ā-iwi/tikaka ā-hapū across all Otago Polytechnic campuses
 2. Ensure institutional strategies, actions and innovations align with and contribute to the educational priorities of mana whenua  4. Continue to develop the capability of our people to become culturally responsive practitioners through the understanding and application of the Treaty of Waitangi principles

 

OUTCOMES

Komiti Kāwanataka and representatives of mana whenua are involved in the development of strategies that are of mutual priority and interest The kawa and tikaka of mana whenua is used in Otago Polytechnic ceremonies and celebrations, where relevant
Otago Polytechnic strategies, actions and innovations align with the educational priorities of mana whenua Baseline expectations of proficiency in culturally responsive practices are developed
Mana whenua are represented on committees, panels and groups that are of mutual priority Otago Polytechnic understand and apply the Treaty principles of partnership, protection and participation in their role and to enhance their practice
Formal occasions are led in partnership with mana whenua