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.
Family Futures has been published by Tudor Rose, a commercial publisher and information provider with considerable experience in UN publishing since 1999 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family in 2014. It is a fully illustrated 200-page book with sixty authors relating their efforts in the three priority areas guiding the preparations for the 20th anniversary: Confronting family poverty; Ensuring work-family balance; Advancing social integration and intergenerational solidarity.
The 5th biennial International Indigenous Development Research Conference 2012 was held in Auckland on 27-30 June 2012, hosted by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Indigenous Centre of Research Excellence.
The proceedings are free to download, and include nearly 40 peer reviewed papers from around the world.
More information about the conference, including links to videos of the keynote presentations, is available at our mediacentre.
Jointly published by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga and Te Whare Kura, these proceedings bring together the refereed contributions to the Indigenising Knowledge for Current and Future Generations symposium (23–24 March 2012) convened by the Te Whare Kura: Indigenous Knowledges, Peoples and Identities Thematic Research Initiative.
What constitutes successful schooling for Māori students in the 21 st century? Editor Paul Whitinui has reached across the disciplines for research insights, different voices and new models to address this critical and complex educational question. The book brings together academic contributions from the fields of mātauranga (education), mātauranga hinengaro (psychology), whakaako hauora (health), akoranga takakauā-ora (sport and leisure) and others. It aims to provide a critical, reflective and forward-thinking view of how schooling for Māori students can be improved.
The songs of Māori tradition are a living art form and an abundant source of knowledge about tribal history and culture. From the 1920s, Sir Āpirana Ngata began collecting and annotating these songs – a massive undertaking that, with the help of translators Pei Te Hurinui Jones and later Hirini Moko Mead, became the treasured four-volume Ngā Mōteatea.
This book brings together a set of annual reviews of Māori issues written between 1994 and 2009 for the University of Hawai‘i Contemporary Pacific journal. It places on record a Māori view of events and issues that took place over these years that had a direct impact on Māori; issues that have been more typically reported to the general public from a ‘mainstream’ media perspective. It documents the increasing determination of Māori to assert our rights as indigenous people of New Zealand over this 15-year period.
Published in collaboration with Huia Publishers at the end of 2011 is the first volume of the Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Edited Collections Series, Māori and Social Issues co-edited by Dr Tracey McIntosh and Malcolm Mulholland. This book is the first in a series of edited collections that will look at Māori research in areas that are critical for Māori and for broader society.
This Proceedings contains 60 papers on the theme “Kei Muri i te Kāpara He Tangata Kē: Recognising, Engaging, Understanding Difference”. It is a unique collection of writing by indigenous researchers and those acutely interested in the knowledge and life worlds of indigenous peoples. The papers come from across all disciplines and move beyond identifying and understanding problems toward creative solutions that seek to meet the needs of present and future generations.
This monograph is a compilation of four papers presented by Māori scientists at Turnbull House, Wellington, in November 2005. The papers were delivered as part of the Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga Policy Seminar Series “Progressing Māori Development through Research”. Each of the scientists―namely James Ātaria, Elizabeth McKinley, Michael Walker and Shane Wright―has carried out pioneering work in her or his field and contributed to wider Māori enterprise and development.