In this publication of firsts, 24 Māori preeminent scholars bravely share their personal journeys, revealing what being Māori has meant for them in their academic careers. Their perspectives provide insight for all New Zealanders into how mātaurang knowledge – is positively influencing the Western-dominated learning disciplines.
‘It is a shameful fact,’ says co-editor Jacinta Ruru in her introduction to Ngā Kete Mātauranga, ‘that in 2020, only about five percent of academic staff at universities in Aotearoa New Zealand are Māori.’
‘The book demonstrates the power, energy and diversity that can be brought out into the world by Māori scholars working both comfortably and uncomfortably from within, without and across diverse academic disciplines and mātauranga Māori.’ – Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith
Te Kura Roa: Whaihua
Rāwinia Higgins, Poia Rewi and Vincent Olsen-Reeder launched this series of reports from the Te Kura Roa research programme in June 2017. The reports were presented to Te Kōhanga Reo and Te Ataarangi, with findings from the ‘Whaihua’ research project which was first initiated in 2010.
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The Māori economy is often defined simply by the contributions of Māori in New Zealand in the areas of farming, fisheries and forestry. This book explores the ways that Māori in the privatised military industry contribute in monetary and non-monetary ways to the Māori economy.
He Mangōpare Amohia: Strategies for Māori Economic Development was launched at Mātaatua, Te Mānuka Tūtahi, in Whakatāne on Thursday, May 21, 2015 and the publication identifi es critical success factors for Māori economic development.
Emerging out of the three-year NPM research programme Te Tupunga Māori Economic Development, He Mangōpare Amohia details the findings of the ground-breaking research undertaken which has a vision of transforming Māori/iwi economic development. A copy of the report can be accessed on our website:
This book received a publication support grant (PSG) from NPM, and makes a connection between the global and the local, between the political and the personal - and encourages us to take control over the food security of our whānau, providing practical advice on how to grow kai traditionally and in a kaupapa Māori way.
Home: Here To Stay is a collection of essays exploring subjects such as migration, ageing and dying, and the meanings of home to Indigenous and colonised peoples.
This collection of 12 academic essays considers understandings of home and the impact of dominant societies on indigenous societies and their homes. The book covers home and language preservation, homelessness, retention of land, tobacco use in the home, loss of home through trauma and natural disaster, ageing and health, and the meaning of home.
Sociocultural Realities: Exploring new horizonsexamines sociocultural approaches in the education sector, from early childhood to tertiary. With few publications covering such a range, there is a common struggle to gain a better understanding of the impact of social and cultural discourses on learning and teaching; this book aims to encourage the discussion and application of the theory and practice by researchers, policy-makers and teacher educators in Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and elsewhere.
The landmark UNESCO publication, Agree to Differ, was launched on Tuesday 18th May, on Day One of the 3rd World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku. This book is part of a celebration of the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures which runs from 2013 to 2022. Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) accepted an invitation to provide a contribution to the publication and Director Tracey McIntosh has written a section titled ‘Sites of understanding and transformation: Māori and cross-cultural research’.
The 6th biennial International Indigenous Development Research Conference 2014 was held in Auckland on 25-28 November 2014, hosted by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence. The proceedings are free to download, and include 20 peer reviewed papers from around the world. More information about the conference, including links to videos of the keynote presentations, is available here: http://www.indigenousdevelopment2014.ac.nz
Even though the Māori language obtained official language status some 27 years ago, Māori are still expending energy to revitalise and normalise the language within Aotearoa New Zealand. The challenge for Māori is to win the hearts and minds of mainstream New Zealanders, now and in the future to understand the enormous value of the language to the nation across the board – in education and media, in tourism and the broader economy, and to culture and society.