Aotearoa New Zealand is one of the few countries in the world to teach so little about its own history in the core curriculum.

Parihaka is just one of many historical events not taught regularly across our education system.

Students in schools around Aotearoa are missing out on the important history of Māori, Pākehā and Te Tiriti - Treaty of Waitangi.

Today’s education needs to include place-based education which affirms tangata whenua experience of history, and helps us all understand who we are and where we come from. Learning about colonisation and what happened for Māori is good for all of us.