World Indigenous

Greetings to everyone.  Welcome to the World Indigenous Touch tournament information page.

Guiding Principles for the tournament were established to respect the wishes of Indigenous Nations.  The Guiding Principles reflect a desire to field teams with players who represent their indigenous nation of origin.  To carry cultural practices in a safe a caring environment.  To strengthen indigenous identity through sharing each other’s cultural uniqueness.

The following table explains the proposed programme, tournament Guiding Principles and grades.



Tino Rangatiratanga (Autonomy)
To have all participating Indigenous Peoples representing their nation by whakapapa by blood links to their Nation of origin.

Tikanga (Cultural Practices)
To provide opportunity for Indigenous Peoples to practice their protocols according to their beliefs and practices.

Whanaungatanga (relationships)
To strengthen our Indigenous identity through gathering, sharing and enjoying each others uniqueness.

Manaakitanga (Caring for)
To look after visitors to our country and city.

Kaitiakitanga (Guardianship)
To look after the game of Touch and play by the rules of the game.

Tutuki Pai (Success)
To strive for success for our Indigenous Nations.




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