The News and musings from the yards, barrel halls and tasting panels, and from on the road traveled between.

Archive for January, 2014

He Kokonga Whare Writers Fellowship Awards 2014, Application

We are inviting applications from Maori Writers, for 4 Writers Fellowship Awards. These Fellowships will be awarded for writing to be done in association with the He Kokonga Whare Programme


Māori kuia in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Perceptions of Marae and How Marae Affects their Health

This article reports and discusses the perceptions that Kuia (older Māori female or grandmother) have of their health and, how their connections to marae (place and space, often consisting of


Claiming Interstitial Space for Multicultural, Transdisciplinary Research Through Community – up Values

Fiona Cram, Katoa Ltd, Auckland.  Hazel Phillips, Independent Consultant, Wellington. Published in 2012 in the International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies, this paper looks at, The development of Māori (Indigenous


Ngā pou wāhine: A framework of empowerment for Māori women and gambling misuse

Ngā Pou Wāhine is a culturally embedded mana wāhine framework that addresses the complexity of Māori women’s gambling experiences, and provides an empowering process for behavioural change to regain their


(Re)Positioning the Indigenous Academic Researcher: A Journey of Critical Reflexive Understanding and Storytelling

This article aims to explore, (de)construct, (re)affirm and (re)position my experiences in Indigenous-centred research through an Indigenous lens. Specifically, I look to highlight my experiences as a fourth-year undergraduate student


Including Decolonization in Social Work Education and Practice 

This paper, written by Andrea Tamburro (Indiana University North West), looks at how and why the field of social services needs to have a strong knowledge basis of the effects


2014 Indigenous Development Conference announced

The 6th Biennial International Indigenous Development Research Conference will be held at the University of Auckland this year, from the 25th -28th of November. Hosted by Ngā Pae o te


Whānau Ora; He Whakaaro Ā Whānau: Māori Family Views of Family Wellbeing

Written by Amohia F. Boulton and Heather H. Gifford,  this article presents the findings from two studies that investigated the concept of whānau ora (family wellbeing): One examined the nature


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