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.

Read some of our stories about how refugee communities connect with E Tū Whānau.

Refugee films tell moving stories

Serving others creates happiness

Values resonate across cultures

Cultures connect through art

Tikanga and faith – Māori Muslim wāhine

Poetry a cultural collaboration