Ideas for funders wanting to better support Māori aspirations

How do we, as funders, better engage with and support Māori communities?  What does it mean for a funder to honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi?   And what is our role in building an Aotearoa of tomorrow where Te Ao Pākehā (the Pākehā world) and Te Ao Māori (the Māori world) work in synergy for the benefit of all?

Ki te Hoe: a capability building framework for funders supporting Māori aspirations is a resource which can help.

This resource, commissioned by Philanthropy New Zealand, is designed as a practical and down-to-earth guide better supporting Māori aspirations.   I have been privileged to work on this in partnership with Haimona Waititi, (Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Ngāti Porou and Kai Tahu) and Marcus Akuhata-Brown (Ngāti Porou, Te Aitanga a Mahaki, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tahu), as well as Sue McCabe and her team at Philanthropy NZ.   And, although it is designed for funders, many of the steps in this voyage will be relevant for businesses, for-purpose organisations and others.

Feedback is very welcome!

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