They will share the life-stories of Waitaha, Ngāti Mamoe and Ngāi Tahu tipuna (ancestors) with whakapapa connections to the area. People who feature in the award-winning book series Tāngata Ngāi Tahu: People of Ngāi Tahu.
Hear about rangatira (chiefs), mahinga kai practitioners, Ngāi Tahu Claim advocates, land trustees, tribal stalwarts, and tipuna whose descendants have mana whenua (tribal authority) in the region today.
Please take a moment prior to the session to visit the Ngāi Tahu Atlas. Here you can see over 1,000 original Māori place names, kā ara tawhito (traditional travel routes), and the original Māori land allocations in the Ngāi Tahu takiwā.