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Webinar: Disaster Preparedness - Click Here to Watch

10 October 2023

Resilience to Nature’s Challenges National Science Challenge, in collaboration with TTW, is excited to present, ‘He kai kei aku ringa – Disaster preparedness’. Natural hazards and climate change poses a significant threat to the well-being of whānau and communities across the motu, and the need to prepare for such events is paramount. This webinar is to provide whānau and communities with tangible and practical knowledge so they can determine for themselves how best to prepare, respond and recover. We are privileged to host Captain Ernesto Ojeda of the indigenous Tarahumara and Yaqui Nations for this webinar. With over 50 years experience in disaster preparedness and response, he is often referred to as the grandfather of urban search & rescue, having written most of the manuals and training plans for the USA, UN & many other countries including Aotearoa. He currently teaches American Indian Studies at California State University Long Beach.


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20-21 May 2024

Te Whare Mātā o ngā Kirearea - Predator Free Wānanga - (Re)storying the Possum

🗓️ Date: Monday May 20th - Tuesday May 21st, 2024 ⏳ Start time: 8:30 am, Monday 20 May, 2024 🏠 Location: Pipitea Marae, Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington) Protecting our ngāhere is central to who we are as kaitiaki. In this hui, we will hear from and exchange knowledge with an Aboriginal delegation of possum skin cloak knowledge holders, from southeastern Australia, that will help us better understand the possum and its significance to our whanaunga Te Whenua Moemoea. We will also invite Māori-led Predator Free initiatives to share their stories about the possum and its management here in Aotearoa. This exchange will challenge us to think about the possum in different ways, whilst challenging us to think about reciprocity in the restoration of traditional practices. Agenda is subject to change May 20th – Day 1 8:30 am – Gather for pōwhiri 9:00 am - Pōwhiri, speeches of welcome 10:30 am – Whakanoa and morning tea 11:00 am - (Re)storying the Possum - The story of the possum from Aboriginal peoples of Te Whenua Moemoea 12:00 pm – Session one – Decolonising Conservation & Bridging Cultures: The Possum as a Catalyst for Indigenous Collaboration in Response to Environmental Colonisation 1:00 pm – Wā Whakatā – Lunch 2:00 pm – Session two - Reclaiming possum skin cloak-making practices & kaitiakitanga panel 3:30 pm – Wā Whakatā – Afternoon tea 4:00 pm – Pelt exchange ceremony 4:30 pm – Karakia whakamutanga May 21st – Day 2 9:00 am – Opening karakia & scene setting 9:15 am – Session three - Weaving narratives and experiences through the sharing of cloak-making knowledge & Māori PF2050 Stories 10:30 am – Wā Whakatā – Morning tea 11:00 am – Session four - Māori PF2050 Stories 12:00 pm – Wā whakatā – Lunch, interactive displays 1:30 pm - Māori PF2050 Stories & wild animal presentation 3:00 pm – Wā whakatā – Afternoon tea 3:30 pm - Panel Q&A session with Aboriginal delegate and speakers 5:00 pm – Karakia whakamutanga

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