Wednesday, September 11 2019, 4:30 PM 6:30 PM "Te Karapinepine A Miru" - Presentations
Te Toki A Rata - Victoria University
"Te Karapinepine A Miru - The gathering of Miru” Miru is the name of a Maori Atua (god) of games who established the very first Whare Takaro (house of games) in ancient times for the Maori people. The name of these series of presentations is attributed to the stories of our ancient Atua Maori within Te Ao Kemu (the world of Games) and our unique genealogical connection ie whakapapa to the world of games.
This year Te Whare Takaro Charitible Trust + AWHINA (Maori Faculty - Victoria University) will be coordinating a series of important workshops and presentations during Te Wiki O Te Reo Maori, supported by Riot Games and Playtech NZ and our business associates, which begins on the 10th of September - 12th of September, 2019. The purpose of these events is to: help promote the use of Te Reo Maori during Te Wiki O Te Reo Maori through gaming, discuss the status of Te Reo Maori nationwide, explore opportunities for Te Reo Maori speaking communities through gaming and in business, Discuss opinions and views about the importance of Maori Language, Values, Identity, Community, and Culture Discuss opportunities for Maori within the games industry introduce Te Whare Takaro Charitable Trust our model and how we believe gaming and Whare Takaro will play a pivotal role in helping to sustain the language and culture now and in the future .
Ivan Davies from Riot games and Paul Kao from Playtech NZ are our special guest speakers and they will be discussing these opportunities and the importance of community to the industry.
For more information head along to Te Whare Takaro Charitable Trust Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tewharetakarotrust/