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Waitangi 175 Oral History Awards

About the Waitangi 175 Oral History Awards

The Waitangi 175 Oral History Awards are a special award round established to mark this important anniversary year in 2015. The Ministry called calling for audio-video projects that commemorate the partnership created by the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi and raise awareness about the Treaty and what it means in the twenty-first century.

Expressions of Interest for the Waitangi 175 Awards closed on Friday 26 June 2015.

Two documentaries which delve into the history of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its relevance in the 21st century are the recipients of the Ministry's Waitangi 175 Oral History Awards. Read more about the projects in a 20 November 2015 press release.

Waitangi oral history awards promote Treaty awareness

The above YouTube clip features an interview with Jan Bieringa.

Waitangi 175 Oral History Awards

2015 is a milestone year for a number of significant anniversaries:

175 years since the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi

150 years of Maori Land Court operations

40 years ago the Waitangi Tribunal was established

20 years since the implementation of the Crown’s Proposals for the Settlement of Treaty of Waitangi Claims.

The Ministry is also undertaking asignificant national history project –  Te Taiwhakaea: Treaty Settlement Stories - and welcomed applications that may provide opportunities for future collaboration. For more information see http://www.mch.govt.nz/treatystories

Vision

To commemorate the partnership created by the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi and raise awareness about the Treaty and what it means in the twenty-first century.

Values

Projects that align with the following values are particularly encouraged:

· inclusive – engaging young and old, and all communities at local, regional, iwi, hāpū, national and international levels

· stimulating – act as a catalyst for further events, or community reflection and action

· forward looking – acknowledge the past while looking to the future as historical claims are settled and new Treaty partnerships unfold

· connected – the Treaty’s 175th anniversary is a distinct opportunity for courageous conversations about New Zealand, including Māori identity and citizenship.

Relevant applications might:

· portray the significance of all or any one of these milestones

· illustrate our development as a nation as a result of these milestones

· reflect on 2015 – where we have come from and where we are heading to

· convey an awareness or analysis of our future Treaty relationships

· examine our sense of connectedness as bi-cultural/multicultural communities.

The projects can be focussed at a regional or national level.

Expressions of Interest are invited from individuals or groups who are planning to create new video material. Applications of up to $10,000 are anticipated but larger projects may be considered if there is a convincing case put forward.

Applications for post-production work on existing collections of on-topic video interviews to make material publicly accessible will also be considered.

See Waitangi 175 Oral History Awards Criteria for more details.

Applications

Applications were considered in a three-step process (1) call for Expressions of Interest – EOI (2) an invitation for detailed proposals to successful Expressions (3) final Awards decisions.

Expressions of Interest for the Waitangi 175 Awards closed on Friday 26 June 2015.

Payment of Awards

Awards are paid in two stages:

1. Half the amount granted is paid at the time of the announcement of the successful applicants

2. The second half of the Award is paid on completion and delivery of the project – including all required documentation – within twelve months from the announcement of the successful applicants.

If the project is not completed within twelve months, and prior approval has not been granted for an extension, the remainder of the grant will be forfeited.

If after twelve months the project has been partially completed, a portion of the second payment may be made.