Te Waka Pākākano
The role of Te Waka Pākākano | Office of Māori, Pacific & Equity
The role of Te Waka Pākākano is to help the university to support a learning environment which recognises and promotes Aotearoa New Zealand’s unique bicultural society.
Ko tā Te Waka Pākākano mahi ko te ārahi i Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha whānui, otirā me matua tautoko i te taiao ako hai whakatairanga, hai whakamana hoki te hāpori tikanga rua o Aotearoa nei.
Te Waka Pākākano has the responsibility for:
- Line management of Te Waka Pākākano | Office of Māori, Pacific and Equity
- Advisory Board to the AVC Māori, Pacific and Equity and Kā Waimaero | Ngāi Tahu Research Centre.
- Implementing Te Rautaki Māori | Strategy for Māori Development
- UC's Bicultural Competence and Confidence Framework paper and Appendix.
- Oversight of Māori research at UC.
- Links with key strategic partners: Kā Waimaero | Ngāi Tahu Research Centre and Aotahi School of Māori and Indigenous Development.
- Māori Academic Moderation Komiti.
- Māori names at UC.
- Te Ohu Reo request form
The Ohu Reo is placing a temporary stop on the naming of all role titles and work units at UC while we focus instead on some transition work in Te Waka Pākākano. This means that we will not be generating any new role titles or names for work units until further notice.
We are keen to see and hear the role titles and work unit titles already distributed in full use across UC and in our communications from UC to the wider community. The UC Te Reo Māori Style Guide is a useful document to help you add these to (e.g.) your webpages, email signatures, business cards. Your Kaiārahi can help you with pronunciation of the names relevant to your work. You can find the details of your respective Kaiārahi on our Te Waka Pākākano webpage here.
Te Ohu Reo intends to add the existing role titles to the UC Māori Kuputaka | List of Terms while the temporary stop on new naming is active. We also have plans to add sound files for all the items in the Kuputaka when we have the capacity.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. For any urgent matters, please contact Mary Boyce: email@example.com
- UC’s relationship with mana whenua.
- UC’s relationship with Ngāi Tahu.
- Maintaining and advancing the University’s profile with iwi organisations.
- Maintaining and advancing the University’s profile with the wider Māori and Pacific community.