Fiona Cram

Māori wellbeing is the foundation of Māori development, yet Indigenous peoples (including Māori) are often invisible in universal measures of wellbeing. In 2006 Mason Durie outlined Māori-specific measures of wellbeing, built upon Māori understandings of what constitutes a “good life”. Following Durie this paper describes developments in the culturally responsive measurement of Māori wellbeing. [ Continue Reading ]

MAI Journal 2014: Volume 3 Issue 1

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A new issue of MAI Journal is out. The focus of this Issue is outlined below: This latest issue is composed of five articles, one Commentary and three book reviews. The articles traverse issues concerning environmental impact, Māori wellbeing and research, education in an indigenous tertiary context and mātauranga Māori in the sporting arena. In their article “Restoring the mauri to the pre-MV [ Continue Reading ]

Collection and Governance of Data: Much to Learn

There is an extensive history of research projects with Indigenous communities around the world where the projects were based on Western epistemologies and were neither collaborative, nor community- based.This editorial introduces the International Indigenous Policy Journal's special issue on the governance of Indigenous information. The issue opens a dialog about how data can be collected and [ Continue Reading ]

Te Kupenga: first survey of Māori wellbeing

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Most Māori think their whānau is doing well, according to results May 6th from Statistics New Zealand’s first survey of Māori well-being, Te Kupenga. Results from the survey showed that 83 percent of Māori said their whānau was doing well. It also showed that 89 percent of Māori knew their iwi and 55 percent of Māori had some ability to speak te reo Māori. “The survey results will help give an [ Continue Reading ]

Event: Conducting Evaluation in Cultural Contexts Other Than Our Own


Education Review Office Thursday, 19 June 2014, 5.30-7.30pm ERO, Level 5, URS Building,13-15 College Hill, Ponsonby A presentation on  evaluating in cultural contexts other than our own. It is to be run by ANZEA, the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association. The discussion What challenges do evaluators face when working in cultural contexts they are not so familiar with? What moral [ Continue Reading ]

Exhibition: Ngā Kura a Hine-Te-Iwaiwa


Opening: 5.30-7.30pm, 13th May, 2014. Running time: 14-27 May, 2014. Venue: Creative Waikato, 131 Alexandra street, Hamilton. An exhibition of finely woven taonga that celebrate the skill and dexterity of a diverse group of weavers, honouring Te Pā Harakeke. Te Pā Harakeke represents whānau wellbeing and the importance of nurturing our tamariki. Ngā Kura a Hine-Te-Iwaiwa reflects on the [ Continue Reading ]

Socially Constructed Teen Motherhood: A Review

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This article reviews literature on the gradual construction of teenage pregnancy as a social issue in North America. It shows how teen motherhood emerged not as an issue unto itself, but as a microcosm of numerous, closely intertwined phenomena including: the evolution of Western views on human sexuality and gender roles; the place of religious values in society; and the emergence of various [ Continue Reading ]

Navigating the Tide Together: Early Collaboration between Tribal and Academic Partners in a CBPR Study

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Community-based participatory research (CBPR) approaches stress the importance of building strong, cohesive collaborations between academic researchers and partnering communities; yet there is minimal research examining the actual quality of CBPR partnerships. The objective of the present paper is to describe and explore the quality of collaborative relationships across the first two years of the [ Continue Reading ]

Kaupapa Rangahau Workshop Series

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Dates: June 30th –  September 24th Workshop 1- June 30th  - 9am to 3.30pm Kaupapa Māori Theory Workshop 2- August 4th – 9am to 3.30pm Kaupapa Māori Methodology Workshop 3- September September 5th – 9am to Kaupapa Māori Methods: Qualitative Workshop 4- September 24th – 9am to 3.30pm Kaupapa Māori Methods: Quantitative The workshops will provide Māori researchers with [ Continue Reading ]

Hei oranga Māori i te ao hurihuri nei: Living as Māori in the world today—An outcome of kura kaupapa Māori

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Kura kaupapa Māori provide a unique primary school education in which children are immersed in a Māori language and cultural environment with the aim of enabling graduates to "live as Māori" within the wider world. The notion of "living as Māori" is a complex idea, but even more complex is the practice of living Māori cultural values because New Zealand society is governed by the English language [ Continue Reading ]