What constitutes successful schooling for Māori students in the 21 st century? Editor Paul Whitinui has reached across the disciplines for research insights, different voices and new models to address this critical and complex educational question. The book brings together academic contributions from the fields of mātauranga (education), mātauranga hinengaro (psychology), whakaako hauora (health), akoranga takakauā-ora (sport and leisure) and others. It aims to provide a critical, reflective and forward-thinking view of how schooling for Māori students can be improved.
The songs of Māori tradition are a living art form and an abundant source of knowledge about tribal history and culture. From the 1920s, Sir Āpirana Ngata began collecting and annotating these songs – a massive undertaking that, with the help of translators Pei Te Hurinui Jones and later Hirini Moko Mead, became the treasured four-volume Ngā Mōteatea.
This book brings together a set of annual reviews of Māori issues written between 1994 and 2009 for the University of Hawai‘i Contemporary Pacific journal. It places on record a Māori view of events and issues that took place over these years that had a direct impact on Māori; issues that have been more typically reported to the general public from a ‘mainstream’ media perspective. It documents the increasing determination of Māori to assert our rights as indigenous people of New Zealand over this 15-year period.
Through the new Gravida-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga PhD Scholarship Fund, support is available for an outstanding postgraduate student engaged in research into an early start to life and fostering te pā harakeke (fostering healthy and prosperous Māori families). This research should be concerned with understanding what keeps a family well and prospering, and the barriers to families flourishing.
The 5th biennial International Indigenous Development Research Conference 2012 was held in Auckland on 27-30 June 2012, hosted by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Indigenous Centre of Research Excellence.
The proceedings are free to download, and include nearly 40 peer reviewed papers from around the world.
More information about the conference, including links to videos of the keynote presentations, is available at our mediacentre.