Waka Support Foundation
Support the waka volunteers
The Waka Support Foundation (WSF) provides support for the volunteers who take care of the traditional Maori canoes in The Netherlands.
The Maori entrusted their wakas to the museum, convinced that these living objects would be embedded a similar cultural and spiritual context as at home.
None of the people and parties involved could ever imagine that they were all on the brink of an unique adventure.
During an impressive ceremony, Maori representatives handed over the wakas to the museum and their new tribe.
Every year members of this (growing) tribe travel to New Zealand to learn more about the canoes and Maori traditions and rituals.
WSF supports these volunteers, safeguarding the development and durability of this unique project.