Treaty class for mi­grants

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Set­tle­ment Sup­port New Zealand is run­ning a Treaty of Wai­tangi work­shop for new mi­grants in Porirua this Fri­day.

The work­shop is aimed at pro­vid­ing sim­ple, ac­cu­rate in­for­ma­tion about the Treaty to peo­ple new to New Zealand. It will in­tro­duce them to the con­tem­po­rary de­bate around Treaty is­sues.

The re­source for this work­shop was cre­ated in re­sponse to calls from mi­grants, in­clud­ing the Refugee Coun­cil of New Zealand and the Fed­er­a­tion of Eth­nic Coun­cils, who wanted to be ed­u­cated about the Treaty.

The venue is the con­fer­ence room in the Porirua Em­ploy­ment Hub, 6 Ha­gley St, Porirua. The work­shop starts at 9.15am and fin­ishes at 2.45pm. There is no cost to at­tend and a light lunch will be pro­vided.

Or­gan­is­ers say the kit is not pre­scrip­tive in terms of what mi­grants’ re­la­tion­ships to the Treaty might be. It is a tool de­signed to be in­ter­ac­tive and pro­voke dis­cus­sion. It is not a work­shop that at­tempts to in­form par­tic­i­pants about Maori cul­ture.

To reg­is­ter for a place please con­tact the Set­tle­ment Sup­port co­or­di­na­tor on 237 3578 or email awoods@pcc.govt.nz.

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