Endangered Māori Artform Supported to Adapt in Covid Environment

Creative New Zealand - Toi Aotearoa,
05 July 2021, New Zealand

Recognised as an endangered artform, a partnership with Mātanga Waka (Waka specialists) was established in 2019 to develop and implement a mātanga-led strategy to protect mātauranga Māori (associated knowledge systems) of tārai waka.

Work has been progressed under Creative New Zealand’s Māori Arts Strategy, Te Hā o ngā Toi; and from 2020 under Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s Arts and Culture COVID Recovery Programme, Te Awe Kōtuku Mātauranga Māori initiative.