Valuing and committing to the Treaty
How we meet our obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.
Victoria University actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi. Victoria’s commitment to Māori and the Treaty of Waitangi is articulated in its Strategic Plan. The Values section notes that Victoria is committed to using the Treaty to guide our obligations to Māori as tangata whenua and Treaty partners. In another section entitled ‘Our Commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi’, the Plan simply but clearly states that Victoria is committed to:
- Māori student recruitment, retention and achievement
- Māori research excellence with the potential for significant social, economic and scholarly impacts
- the contribution of Matauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) to scholarship across disciplines
- building long-term and positive relationships with Māori stakeholders
- building Māori staff capability
- increasing the capability of all staff to engage with Māori interests
- the contribution of Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori to the culture of Victoria.
The Treaty of Waitangi Statute gives formal expression to these obligations and responsibilities.