What is the Tiakina Approach?
Tiakina, our Kaitiaki Relationship Framework, is a set of tools, guidelines, agreements and policies that will help Ngā Taonga develop more meaningful relationships with iwi Māori.
Hero image: Te Iwa Tamaki, Taonga Māori Collection's Team Leader.
Why was the Tiakina Approach Created?
We created the Kaitiaki Relationship Framework to build more collaboration and trust, and to allow Māori to exercise mana and control over how their taonga are made available. It makes space for kaitiaki to speak on behalf of their collections.
Our Projects with Kaitiaki
Tiakina sets out how we work with kaitiaki of Taonga Māori audiovisual material for numerous events, programmes or occasions. Please see below examples of our work and projects supported by kaitiaki.
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Tiakina and the Treaty
The Tiakina approach is based on the founding constitution of the original New Zealand Film Archive and incorporates the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi while also upholding the Waitangi Tribunal 262 Claim.
Check out the following page for more information regarding Wai262.
This framework makes space for kaitiaki to speak on behalf of their collections, while the Archive operates as kaipupuri (holders of the taonga).
We want to enable kaitiaki to maintain an enduring relationship with their taonga Māori, to ensure culturally appropriate use and to protect it from any derogatory or offensive public use.