Te Kooti: Voices from the Iwi

Hear iwi share their stories about influential leader Te Kooti – resistance fighter, prophet, writer, and founder of the Ringatū faith.

  • When? Sat 8 Sep 2018, 10.00am–5.00pm
  • Where? Soundings Theatre, Level 2, and Te Marae, Level 4, Te Papa
  • Cost$20 (includes lunch and afternoon tea)

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A pōhiri from 8.30–10am will precede the symposium.

Nau mai, haere mai. You are warmly invited to a one-day symposium exploring the legacy of Te Kooti Rikirangi Te Turuki, 19th-century Māori prophet and rebel leader.

Te Kooti has been portrayed in New Zealand culture as a violent outlaw fighting against colonial expansion. Here, speakers from a number of iwi challenge the myths and share kōrero about his positive influence in their lives over generations. Some of these stories have not been shared publicly before.

We are delighted to confirm the following speakers:

  • Taiarahia Black (Tūhoe)
  • Rikirangi Gage (Te Whānau-a-Apanui)
  • Te Kahautu Maxwell (Te Whakatōhea)
  • Te Ngaehe Wanikau (Ngāti Tūwharetoa)
  • Shane Te Ruki (Waikato-Ngāti Maniapoto)
  • Layne Harvey (Ngāti Awa)

More details of the programme will follow soon.

When you book your ticket please let us know if you have any dietary requirements via the email address below. A full programme will be available soon.

Early booking recommended – door sales not available.

This symposium is hosted by Te Tira Whakaari Trust and Te Papa in association with Ngā Uri o Te Kooti Rikirangi Settlement Trust.

Visit Te Papa’s iwi exhibition Ko Rongowhakaata: The Story of Light and Shadow, and discover kōrero and taonga connected to Te Kooti.