Download our tangata tiriti activities

Core activities from the Tangata Tiriti – Treaty People workbook are available for download below. They are freely available for all facilitators, educators and teachers to use.

Introductory activities – connecting ourselves to the Tiriti relationship

Laying the groundwork

History leading to Te Tiriti signing – Māori & Tauiwi relationships

  • Trading cards: exploring the relationship between Māori and newcomers in the time leading up to Te Tiriti [an older version of this activity is available here.]

He Whakaputanga – the Declaration of Independence, 1835

  • Declaration activity (open version to come): Māori political responses to the newcomers
  • Declaration activity (reserved version): Māori political responses to the newcomers This is available only to facilitators who have attended our workshops. Please email us with details of the workshop you attended.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi, 1840

How colonisation happened in Aotearoa

Colonisation affects relationships between cultures

Te Tiriti o Waitangi today: for individuals / communities

Reflection & evaluation activity

  • The Wave: looking back at our perspectives on Te Tiriti and how they have shifted.