Refugees and Migrants

E Tū Whānau hui with Muslim women from the Umma Trust in Auckland (2016)

Universal values inspire and strengthen diverse communities

E Tū Whānau’s violence free and whānau centered kauapapa is proudly Māori but it’s proving rich and inspirational to our refugee and migrant communities as well.

The kaupapa is inclusive with a focus on:

  • supporting communities to design and lead solutions to their own issues
  • cultural strengths, positive family values, and strong leadership
  • fostering social connections, community involvement and a sense of belonging
  • communities working together to pool resources, skills and ideas for maximum impact.

Our values – aroha, whanaungatanga, whakapapa, mana, kōrero awhi and tikanga – resonate with these communities, many of whom come from collective, family focussed cultures that have much in common, spiritually and socially, with Māori.