Northland iwi Ngatiwai has signed an agreement with two tertiary providers so its descendants can get the best education possible.
The tribal board has recently signed Memoranda of Understanding with both NorthTec and Massey University.
The tribe's education general manager, Phil Alexander-Crawford, says it includes working with NorthTec to create qualifications and courses.
It will also look at including Ngatiwai values in programmes such as business and hospitality.
He says its aspiration is for its people to .
Mr Alexander-Crawford says as well as encouraging Ngatiwai people to take advantage of educational opportunities, the partnerships will also give providers the chance to appeal to tangata whenua.