New Ngāi Tahu Rangatahi Cultural Leadership Fund, Taiawatea.

Ata mārie anō koutou,

The Ngāi Tahu Funds team along with the Ngāi Tahu Funds Committee are proud to introduce our new funding initiative for registered Ngāi Tahu rangatahi who are aged 13-25, Taiawatea.

Taiawatea was established to help shape rangatahi who are strong, vibrant champions of Ngāi Tahu culture. It also aims to empower Ngāi Tahu rangatahi to connect and express their leadership in Ngāi Tahutanga.  Rangatahi can apply for funding to start cultural projects aimed at strengthening their Ngāi Tahutanga; and orto support their attendance at regional and national cultural events ie Ngā Manu Kōrero.

Much like the Ngāi Tahu Fund’s criteria, rangatahi projects/events must align to atleast one of the following nine cultural pillars:

1.      Whakapapa – kinship  

2.      Tikanga – protocols and customs

3.      Te reo – language

4.      Mahi toi – creative expression

5.      Whenua – landscape, place and locality

6.      Mahinga kai – customary food gathering, species protection and restoration

7.      Ngā uara – values and beliefs

8.      Ā kāinga, ā hapū, ā iwi – community engagement and participation; and

9.      Mana tangata – self-determination and self-confidence.

The full criteria for accessing Taiawatea is listed in the application form (attached to this email).

We are currently promoting the very first funding round of Taiawatea and this is due to close on Friday 31 March and the next round will not be held until late September.

If you know a rangatahi who is Ngāi Tahu registered, aged 13-25 who wishes to start cultural projects aimed at strengthening their Ngāi Tahutanga; and orto support their attendance at regional and national cultural event, please contact me on the details below.

Mauri ora,

Morgan Lee

Ngāi Tahu Funds Advisor (Kaiwhiri te Kete Tahua), Te Taumatua – Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, 15 Show Place, Addington 8024 | PO Box 13-046 Christchurch8141 | 021 927 577 / 03 974 0017 | www.ngaitahufund.com |

Posted on April 6, 2017 .