If we took a slice through Te Ao Mārama from a human perspective prior to the colonisation process, it could be described as follows:
|The Hikairo claims process is focused on dealing with the fragmentation of the tribe as a result of colonisation. Key aspects are:|
The growing gap at the centre of the picture which symbolises an emerging tribal invisibility that has been a consequence of negative Crown action over two centuries
Our claims relate to loss and the need to recover. In order for us to own a claims strategy for Ngāti Hikairo we believe it is important to start our thinking about the future with where we are right now. We are all at different points on the knowledge continuum. That’s not a problem; it is just that there will be a variety of different starting points.
The following are a series of words that may help unlock what is important to you right now as you look forward. We would like to hear from you about your hopes and aspirations for the future in whatever terms are relevant to you.
- Remember, recall, recollect
- Reconnect, be reconnected
- Recognise, be recognised
- Respect, be respected
- Reclaim, recover, redefine, reconstruct, rehabilitate, regenerate, revive, rekindle, refresh, refocus
- Rectify, recompense, repay
- Redevelop, restore, reintegrate, re-educate, realise
If we can get a sense of what you are hoping for, it will make a claims strategy uniquely ours and more importantly, relevant to our reality.
So send an email today to email@example.com Put Moemoeā in the subject line and let us know what you think, using the words above as a prompt.
Send us several emails as you think of things that are important to you. We will undertake to put it all together and reflect back to you, anonymously of course, over the coming months as we shape up our Hikairo claims strategy.