Talking with Amohia Boulton part-2


Amohia Boulton (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngai te Rangi, Ngāti Pukenga, Ngāti Mutunga) is a Senior Researcher and Associate Director at Whakauae Research for Māori Health and Development, a small tribally-owned and mandated Iwi research centre based in Whanganui. In 'Talking with Amohia Boulton part 1,' we got to hear about her experiences as a researcher working in a Whānau Ora work space, how she came to [ Continue Reading ]

Deterritorialising geopolitical spaces and challenging neoliberal conditions through language revernacularisation in kōhanga reo

mai journal

This article, written by Mere Skerrett,  explores some of the influences shaping early childhood Māori language education in Aotearoa New Zealand. By drawing on Garcia’s socio-historical stages of language orientation it parallels Māori language socio-historical developments and the linguistic conditions within which Māori language regeneration efforts reside. Also drawing on Waitangi Tribunal [ Continue Reading ]

Enacting Kaitiakitanga: Challenges and Complexities in the Governance and Ownership of Rongoā Research Information

International Indigenous policy journal

This article explores the tensions one research team has faced in securing appropriate governance or stewardship (which we refer to as kaitiakitanga) of research data. Whilst ethical and regulatory frameworks exist which provide a minimum standard for researchers to meet when working with Māori, what our experience has highlighted is there is currently a “governance” gap in terms of who should [ Continue Reading ]

Ka Awatea: An iwi case study of Māori students’ success


This Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga project incorporates most of the secondary schools and wharekura within the Rotorua school zone. From the literature, data gathered, and the matching and discussion of this information; the research team’s aim is that educators, parents and whānau will better understand the nature of teaching, learning and home socialisation patterns that support Māori student [ Continue Reading ]

Kaupapa Māori wellbeing framework: The basis for whānau violence prevention and intervention


Authors: Terry Dobbs & Moana Eruera The purpose of this Issues Paper is to identify some key considerations for implementing kaupapa Māori frameworks at a government and iwi level, as well as the application of these considerations at a provider and practice level. Key messages Māori are over-represented in family violence statistics as both victims and perpetrators. The [ Continue Reading ]

Update: Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga funding


Māori researchers keep pressure on funding stalemate Māori researchers are calling on Government Ministers to come up with ways of tackling the issue of Māori research funding. They believe the decision not to advance Māori research body Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga into the final round for Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) funding was a step back towards mainstreaming Māori research, which [ Continue Reading ]

Thought Space Wānanga

Tiakina te Pa harakeke

‘Tiakina Te Pā Harakeke’ is a research project that investigates the collective values that nourish and enhances the well-being of tamariki Māori as taonga within our whānau, hapū and iwi. It explores ways in which Māori values and tikanga are harnessed in contemporary whānau contexts to provide safe, vibrant and enriched childrearing, parenting and child-focussed strategies. The Tiakina team [ Continue Reading ]

The Fundamental Laws: Codification for decolonization?

Decol 1

Indigenous knowledge has sustained Indigenous peoples for centuries. Despite the traumatizing and coercive impacts of European, and later American colonization, Indigenous peoples have been able to maintain many aspects of their cultural knowledge and ways of life.  In 2002, the Navajo Nation initiated a process through which they codified ethical standards their ancestors lived by since their [ Continue Reading ]

Aboriginal Women’s Voices: Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness and Incarceration

Pim 2014

This paper explores the cycling between incarceration and homelessness among 18 women in Calgary, Alberta and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan employing community based research and arts-based research. Women who participated in the study highlighted the personal obstacles and societal barriers encountered before and after incarceration while identifying gaps in services. The objectives of the research [ Continue Reading ]

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga – A way forward


Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga is a centre for research excellence within Aotearoa New Zealand. Since its establishment in 2003 Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga has provided over 650 grants and scholarships for the development and advancement of Māori research excellence. These scholarships have supported students and researchers in a range of ways including: post-graduate study grants, research funding, [ Continue Reading ]