Pōkai Ao and Indigenous Collaboration Arrangements

Te Puni Kōkiri works with international government agencies to advance indigenous peoples through relationship development, improved knowledge sharing, and stronger collaboration.

Last updated: Wednesday, 13 March 2024 | Rāapa, 13 Poutūterangi, 2024

The purpose of the indigenous collaboration arrangements is to promote and facilitate the economic, social, cultural, and environmental advancements of indigenous peoples through relationship development, improved knowledge sharing, and stronger collaboration.

The arrangements formalise each Government working together and acknowledges a shared commitment to improving the lives and wellbeing of each countries indigenous peoples, who play a pivotal role in the prosperity and wellbeing of their communities, as well as the contribution they make to the national economy.

Signed a collaboration arrangement to deepen the trans-Tasman working relationship on indigenous issues.

In August 2022, Minister for Māori Development Hon Willie Jackson and Canadian Minister of Indigenous Services Hon Patty Hajdu signed an Indigenous Collaboration Arrangement between the governments of Aotearoa-New Zealand and Canada.

Australia and New Zealand response to COVID-19 and resulting impact on Indigenous peoples.