Matariki kōrero: Mahinga kai
26 Pipiri 2019 - Classics
Mahinga kai – The value of our life-sustaining natural resources is a talk on by Environment Canterbury pou mātai kō/cultural land management advisor Mananui Ramsden.
It explores the importance of managing natural resources to allow people to continue gathering kai (food) in the traditional way.
Mananui Ramsden – Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Māmoe me Waitaha Whānui ngā iwi
Mananui is the pou mātai kō/cultural land management advisor, a specially created role, for Environment Canterbury helping farmers on land near Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere understand and comply with new rules designed to protect mahinga kai – traditional Ngāi Tahu food resources and their ecosystems.
Mahinga kai encompasses what lives in waterways, our taonga species, and that which grows on the side of the waterways providing resources and housing for those species.
His role also includes working with farmers around significant areas such as sites of burial, sacred, and archaeological importance. He aims to demystify and encourage in order to create a better understanding of how Māori manage our region.
Please note: This heritage building must be accessed by stairs.
Date: Rāapa 26 Pipiri/Wednesday 26 June 2019
Time: 1.00pm to 2.00pm
Venue: Classics boardroom, Classics building, 2 Worcester Boulevard, The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, , Christchurch