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Archive for April, 2014

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

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

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The Human Cost of Inequality

Date: 19th of May- 23rd of May Time: 7.30pm Venue: Fisher & Paykel Appliances Auditorium (260-115), Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road,, Auckland Cost: Free   A series of

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Towards the ‘tangible unknown’: Decolonization and the Indigenous future

On the occasion of the inaugural issue of Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society, we examine the many contradictions, contestations and possible pathways to decolonization. In working to explore the many

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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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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Thought Space Wānanga

‘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.

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The Fundamental Laws: Codification for decolonization?

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

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

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

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