Twelve grants of up to $25,000 each have been made available through Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga to marae, hapū, whānau and Māori community groups for projects that support the revitalisation of mātauranga Māori relating to ancestral landscapes and Māori built heritage.
Six grants are under Ngā Riu o Ngā Tūpuna, Māori ancestral landscapes. These will support wānanga or hīkoi designed to revitalise mātauranga associated with wāhi tapu, wāhi tūpuna, ngā tapuwae o ngā tūpuna and other Māori heritage places.
Another six grants are under Whaihanga, Māori built heritage. These will support wānanga and/or hīkoi associated with traditional building practices, especially the mātauranga surrounding Māori traditional arts and construction, including the architecture of marae.
Funding comes from the government’s Mātauranga Māori Te Awe Kōtuku program, which supports diverse initiatives to safeguard at-risk mātauranga from the ongoing threat of COVID-19.
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