Ngā Rourou e toru: Building Cultural Capital for Indigenous Students


This workshop will present a model for building cultural capital and indigenous autonomy within mainstream schools. Working models will be presented along with tools for developing ‘Ngā rourou e toru’ within mainstream schools. Strengthening cultural capital builds both mana and mauri/mauli which are essential for indigenous education success and academic growth. This workshop is based on my doctoral research, and examples of successful implementation within New Zealand schools. The workshop will be both interactive and informative and will provide tools for participants to take away with them.