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Grounding practise within Te Tiriti/The Treaty relationship


This full day interactive workshop unpacks the history of our place, Aotearoa, in order to understand the present, in the context of health and midwifery.

Whilst the workshop is open to all midwives, Sharon as a Pākehā educator, has a passion in supporting people to understand how we can be honourable partners in the Treaty relationship.

It will help midwives come to a place of valuing our bi-cultural heritage, in order to be real and authentic in implementing the Treaty and its principles as a framework for practise.

Kia ora, my name is Sharon Annett and I am a Treaty educator, based in Christchurch. My ancestors arrived in the Canterbury area from the 1860s onwards, from Armagh Ireland and Scotland and in the 1960s my mother’s family arrived from England.  My background is teaching and I have worked in the education sector for over 20 years, across a broad range of settings; mainstream, total immersion, early childhood, primary and adults. Working with teachers in the area of bi-cultural/Treaty based practice has clarified that to be real and authentic in our practice we need to know our history.  I now work in Treaty education full time, across a range of sectors and have been generously supported in this work by long time Treaty educator, Robert Consedine. I also have a life-long passion for te reo Māori. I enjoy weaving together my experiences, knowledge and skills to facilitate learning and change for others, so that we can understand why the Treaty is relevant and important to us and appreciate the great opportunity we have as a country, with the Treaty as a framework for a positive future.

Workshop costs:

Members $205.00 (Prices are including gst. Full catering and resources are included).

Non-Members $270.00 (Prices are including gst. Full catering and resources are included).

To enable professional discussion places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.

The New Zealand College of Midwives is approved as a provider of continuing midwifery education by the Midwifery Council.

The College has allocated this workshop 8 hours of continuing midwifery education.

..the most comprehensive and engaging workshop I have attended on the Treaty

Midwife - Kaitaia

..a must for every midwife in New Zealand

Midwife - Taupo