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Archive for March, 2014

What messages are in the tuakana –teina pedagogy for tertiary educators?

With vocation level programmes of the tertiary sector in Aotearoa New Zealand entering a new era of strategic visioning, one of the aims for educators is to seek ways to


“Closing the gaps”

New Zealand is still wasting its “demographic dividend” of young Māori and Pacific people reaching working age, as investments in health and education fail to flow through into highly paid


Photovoice: Giving Voice to Indigenous Youth

A paper by Derek Jennings and John Lowe Children’s voices and their perceptions of healthy behaviours have been argued as critical for understanding health policy and program design that affect


Talking with Amohia Boulton

“..when you’re working at a University institution you can say that you are doing research on behalf of Maori but the University can also protect you quite a bit. What


Supporting Successful Transitions to Post-Secondary Education for Indigenous Students: Lessons from an Institutional Ethnography in Ontario, Canada

A paper by Jean-Paul Restoule and Angela Mashford-Pringle of the University of Toronto,  et al. This study examines some of the ways institutional policies and practices can support or hinder


Taking Action: What you can do to support Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga

The recent decision to not short-list  Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga for continued funding has been met with a lot of confusion and anger within the community. Ngā Pae o


Report on the Performance of General Practices in Whānau Ora Collectives

A recent report by the Ministry of Health on the performance of different Whanau ora Collectives,  suggests a degree of growing improvement which is encouraging given the areas of concern


Community-University Research Liaisons: Translating the Languages of Research and Culture

Abstract This article describes the experiences of six individuals employed as community-university research liaisons in a grant-funded centre for health disparities research. The liaisons were located in Native American communities


Teenage Pregnancy and Parenthood Perspectives of First Nation Women

This paper, written by Rachel Eni (University of ManitobaFollow) andWanda Phillips-Beck , summarizes a study that explored perspectives of Manitoba First Nation women on teenage pregnancy and parenthood in Canada.


Stop marginalising Māori research

The Māori Party is shocked and disappointed that the only Māori Centre of Research Excellence, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga has had its bid for continued funding post 2015 turned


Engaging tensions: methodological reflections from Australia on Community- Based Participatory Housing Research

Increasingly, applied researchers and Indigenous communities are genuinely seeking common ground to undertake research projects that are particularly attentive to issues of ownership and outcomes. Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) has


Hui Whakapiripiri 2014

2014 Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre 8th-10th, July 2014 Call for Abstracts: The Health Research Council of New Zealand is holding its Biennial Hui Whakapiripiri aimed at those who share


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