Supporting Technological Growth to Increase Māori Wealth
and Improve their Economic Wellbeing

TENA KOUTOU KATOA - WELCOME

We invite you to join our quest to co-create the

Māori Innovation and New Technology Sector.


We are a passionate, dedicated group of specialists with expertise in bringing people together for a common purpose - that is, bringing Kaumoana - innovators, technologists, content creators, entrepreneurs, personnel, and enthusiastic experts such as yourself and your organisation, to the Kaupapa of the Sector -achieving Technological Sovereignty for Māori. 


Technological Sovereignty means having the freedom, resources, ability and capacity to create, generate, design, develop, produce, and distribute one’s own technologies and tools that express and support one’s values, culture, and language, worldview and knowledge systems.

 

For Māori, Technological Sovereignty means the establishment and activation of a complete yet dynamic ecosystem that supports Māori as active owners, creators, designers, developers, builders, manufacturers and traders of technologies and innovations that will increase Māori wealth and improve their health and wellbeing across multiple domains.

 

On the global stage, the United Nations further articulates in Article 11.1 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples that, 'Indigenous peoples have the right to practise and revitalize their cultural traditions and customs. This includes the right to maintain, protect and develop the past, present and future manifestations of their cultures, such as archaeological and historical sites, artefacts, designs, ceremonies, technologies and visual and performing arts and literature.' Article 31.1 further includes that Indigenous peoples 'have the right to maintain, control, protect and develop their intellectual property over such cultural heritage, traditional knowledge, and traditional cultural expressions.'


Here is the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

pdf fileUN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.pdf

 

Collaboration:  MANA VR Collective

Honouring Cultural & Creative Genius in Reality and Virtual Reality

A collaboration between Hakamana, Reality Virtual, and IDesign Media, the MANA VR Collective are a culturally diverse Maori / Kiwi / Pacific team comprising entrepreneurs, technology experts and artists who are passionate about the innate value of storytelling. Through our Planet Māori Manukura, Te Mana Raraunga (Māori Data Sovereignty Network), Māori ICT Network, Industry Alliances, University of Auckland, and Auckland University of Technology networks, we have extensive multi-tribal, multi-institutional, and multi-sectoral support connections across New Zealand and internationally. The MANA VR Collective has a unique skillset that integrates cultural identity, data science and analytics, the latest in VR and immersive experience technologies, platform design and development, media production, and brand strategy. Combining great process methodologies with the latest digital innovations we create beautiful, bespoke, meaningful VR and digital experiences.

See our profile to learn more about the MANA VR Collective

pdf fileMANA VR Collective Profile June 2017.pdf,


Current Project:  MANA / Pou Kapua in Virtual Reality

Collaboration between Pou Kapua Creations & Reality Virtual, Auckland New Zealand

pdf fileMANA in VIRTUAL REALITY - Feb_2017.pdf,

Go to: http://www.realityvirtual.co for the latest video of Pou Kapua in VR

See also the Official NVIDIA Blog on the Pou Kapua / Reality Virtual VR Demo at the Game Developer Conference (GDC 2017) in San Francisco  

https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2017/03/03/stunning-3d-experience-highlights-work-of-maori-artists-and-power-of-ai-materials-texture-tools/

 

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Co-creating the Māori Innovation and New Technology Sector


The Māori Innovation and New Technology Sector invites and brings together visionary, genius and ingenious leadership and governance, capable of working effectively with multiple stakeholders including government, industry and business, Māori, Pacific and multi-ethnic communities. This will ensure the Sector realises its potential as truly world-class, on the one hand a successful international competitor in industry and innovation and on the other hand a global leader who truly cares for the wellbeing of its local communities. It is imperative that we have farsighted and resourceful leaders to look into the future with courage and commitment.

Given the multiplicity and diversity of stakeholders and communities of interest, an organisational model designed to facilitate seamless and positive synergistic relationships within and across these parties is essential. 

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Māori Innovation and New Technology - Values-Based Sector

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The Sector is values-based, which means that all elements and entities align with, reflect and manifest these in many ways. They are touchstones that centre the Cooperative and the work of its stakeholders, keeping all true to the Kaupapa of the Sector - Technological Sovereignty.

WAIRUA Mana / Kaupapa

      Spirit of Māori

      Te Ao Māori / Tikanga

      Strong Identity / Authenticity

      Integrity of Kaupapa / Purpose

KOTAHI - Whakapapa / Whānaungatanga

      Participative / Social Leadership

      Collaborative / Inclusive Engagement

      Cooperative and Dynamic Culture

      Strategic Networks / Global Kainga

      Strong and Resilient Relationships / Partnerships

MANAAKIHangarau / Te Ao Hurihuri

      Innovation and Incubation

      Sustainable Economic Growth

      Creative Leadership / Thrive in Complexity

      Learning and Knowledge Culture

      High Performing Enterprise

      Born Local Grow Global

 

RAWA Ownership / Kaitiakitanga

      Solid Asset Foundation

      Quality Capital Goods

      Ethical Production / Sustainable Consumption

      Technology Centres

      Environmental Wellbeing

      Tangible and Intangible Property

      Future Proof

RANGATIRA -  Rourou / Global – Mana Economy

      Local, National and Global Leadership

      Economic Growth

      Positive Outcomes for Whānau, Marae, Hapu, Iwi

      Thriving Organisation

      Responsible and Accountable

      Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure

      Global Champion of Indigenous Technology and Innovation

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Māori Innovation and New Technology Sector - Cooperative

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Organisational Support for Māori Innovation and New Technology Sector 

must be Values-based/driven and Cooperative

 

Maori Innovation and New Technology Sector Cooperative

The organisational structure must provide a powerful attractor model that invites Kaumoana (Cooperative Stakeholders) who are truly participative and collaborative. Kaumoana, the backbone of the Cooperative, are supported by effective Kaitiaki (Cooperative Management), and the organisation is led by the highly dedicated and skilled Manukura (Executive Leadership Team). The organisation is guided and nurtured by the Taumata Kaupapa (Core Advisory Council) who bring experience and provide expertise to the Sector.

 

This is a model of cultural, social, ethical, enterprise, and creative leadership that sustainably maintains good governance and management arrangements, systems and processes. Critical to the success of this is the development and maintenance of great relationships between all parties and partners. This network of likeminded inventors, technologists, innovators and entrepreneurs is dynamic and adaptive, continuously co-creating and optimising opportunities for business revenue and NZ GDP growth and increased employment to achieve better economic and social wellbeing outcomes for New Zealand whānau.  

 

Maori Innovation and New Technology Sector Cooperative - Manukura 

Tania Wolfgramm, Sector and Systems Strategist

Wikuki Kingi, Tohunga Toi Ake; Native Science Technologist

Te Aroha Morehu, Technologist; Solutions Specialist

Warren Williams, Business Development; National IT Management

Quinn Nahi, Technologist; Systems Integrator

Karaitiana Taiuru, Internet Governance and IT Specialist

 

Acknowledging the rights of Indigenous peoples globally, te ingoa IOI GLOBAL incorporates "IOI" which acknowledges the creator spirit of "IO" - representing the origins of invisible and visible technology ... Ranginui and Papatuanuku; it is extended with "I", an inference to the divine in nature. IOI encompasses the the binary world of 1 and 0 as they navigate the horizons of quantum technologies where endless combinations are possible - indeed IOI will take us on an exciting GLOBAL journey - into a future of borderless and boundless opportunities...

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