Webinar: Owning Our History: The New Zealand Wars

Kaikōrero / Speakers: Joanna Kidman and Vincent O'Malley
Ringa hāpai / Chair: Susan Healy

When Ōtorohanga College pupils petitioned Parliament in 2015, calling for a national day of commemoration for the New Zealand Wars, they sparked a vital debate about memory, identity and history.

How do New Zealanders remember and forget difficult events in our colonial past? Why are some conflicts publicly remembered while others are forgotten or overlooked? And who decides?
Now that New Zealand history will be taught in all schools from 2022, these questions become vitally important.

We argue that iwi and hapū need to be at the forefront of conversations around this new curriculum and that connecting with mana whenua histories will empower rangatahi to better understand the places they call home.

Starts on:
Sunday, 22 March 2020 at 12:00 PM NZDT
Ends on:
Sunday, 22 March 2020 at 1:00 PM NZDT 
To register for this free webinar, part of the Te Tiriti-Based Futures + Anti-Racism 2020 Online Conference, featuring more than 50 speakers over ten days, visit this page.  


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