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Kaitiakitanga – Sustainability from a Māori worldview with Mereana Taungapeau - Family History Lunchtime Series / Matariki

Event Information

  • 15 Jun 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Waitemata Room, Level 3 Central City Library
  • Auckland
  • New Zealand
Other Information
  • Cost: Free

The protection and preservation of the gifts of our ancestors for future generations, most commonly defined as guardianship, but is also regarded, in a wider sense as care and management of all resources. It is an expression of the responsibility of iwi and hapū to protect and care for taonga for future generations.  Taonga can include anything of importance – people, the environment, structures and resources including the Māori collections of Auckland Libraries and the rich content of generations of knowledge they contain.  How was the practice of kaitiakitanga used in the past by Maori tipuna and how have these same practices been successfully applied in modern day society?