Native Focus: From hui to zui, iwi sees added advantages from treaty negotiations – NZ Herald

Treaty negotiations have introduced Te Whakatōhea nearer to a settlement for previous grievances, and likewise nearer to a digital future.

For the Jap Bay of Lots iwi’s lead negotiator, constructing the iwi’s digital capabilities is now a significant a part of its future.

“We have been actually conscious, as we have been coming into our treaty settlement course of, that the issues which are going to create alternatives for our rangatahi sooner or later, usually are not solely infrastructure on the whenua and infrastructure within the moana, however infrastructure within the rangi, the cloud, the web and the digital capability,” lead negotiator Maui Hudson stated.

“That is the place a number of worth shall be created.”

When Covid hit a yr in the past, the iwi was in the course of treaty negotiations. They rapidly moved from face-to-face hui to “zui”.

“We have been doing a number of that kanohi ki te kanohi and so we would have liked to shift from conferences with the Crown, advancing negotiations, assembly with our individuals … and in these we needed to transfer onto Zoom,” he stated.

Hudson says digital know-how is not going to solely create alternatives for Te Whakatōhea rangatahi however also can assist the iwi higher join with their individuals.

“There’s a few tasks that Whakatōhea has been concerned in,” he stated.

“A kind of is the creation of a Whakatōhea Waiata app and so now all of our waiata, we will now obtain, see the phrases, take heed to the rangi.”

The Waiata app is simply the primary of a number of Hudson hopes could be a set of apps rangatahi can develop sooner or later.

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