Māori Journal Article of the Week: Indigenous Accounts of Environmental Stewardship in Light of the Theory and Language of Maharishi Vedic Science by Fergussona, Kettle, and Wells

The principles and practice of sustainability have gained momentum in the last 15 years and now form a central part of conversations around social praxis and the future.
It has been proposed that the theories driving sustainability science are embedded in Indigenous history, and it has been shown that many ancient traditions always concerned themselves with sustainable and ethical living.
Among the traditions… Read more

Māori Journal Article of the Week:Understanding obesity in the context of an Indigenous population—A qualitative study by Bell, Smith, Hale, Kira, and Tumilty

Obesity is a progressive global phenomenon that is disparately prevalent amongst Indigenous populations. While there is a growing body of literature investigating the extrinsic contributors to obesity, there is a lack of evidence to elucidate intrinsic drivers in the context of an Indigenous population. Read the full article here Read more

Crown formally apologises for atrocities as Parihaka

People openly wept as the apology was read out by Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson. He apologised for the wrongful arrests and imprisonment of Parihaka men and their leaders Te Whiti o rongomai and Tohu Kakahi. Mr Finlayson also apologised for the rape and molestation of the women and girls who were left behind when the men where imprisoned in the South Island. He said it was a shameful part of New Zealand’s… Read more

Māori Journal Article of the Week: The native land court and the writing of New Zealand history by R. Boast

New Zealand’s Native Land Court (today the Maori Land Court) was first established under the Native Lands Acts of 1862 and 1865. The court has been the subject of a large body of literature, little of it favourable. It has also frequently been the subject of inquiries by the Waitangi Tribunal, set up under the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975 to hear Maori claims against the Crown. This article considers the Native Land… Read more

Māori Journal Article of the Week: The ethics of care and transformational research practices in Aotearoa New Zealand by Brannelly and Boulton

Democratising methodologies often require research partnerships in practice. Research partnerships between indigenous and non-indigenous partners are commonplace, but there is unsatisfactory guidance available to non-indigene researchers about how to approach the relationship in a way that builds solidarity with the aims of the indigenous community. Worse still, non-indigenous researchers may circumvent… Read more

Māori Journal Article of the Week: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Working towards Decolonization, Indigeneity and Interculturalism by Pirbhai-Illich, Pete, and Martin

The introductory chapter provides a rationale for the book, centring on a critique of what Grosfoguel (2011) calls a “global colonial power matrix” – a modern/colonial, capitalist/patriarchal world-system of intersecting global hierarchies “produced by thinkers from the North” (p. 10). We use critical theory “to de-center grand narratives of social and political subjugation” (Martínez-Alemán… Read more

Māori Journal Article of the Week: Indigenous Accounts of Environmental Stewardship in Light of the Theory and Language of Maharishi Vedic Science by Fergusson, Kettle, and Wells

The principles and practice of sustainability have gained momentum in the last 15 years and now form a central part of conversations around social praxis and the future. It has been proposed that the theories driving sustainability science are embedded in Indigenous history, and it has been shown that many ancient traditions always concerned themselves with sustainable and ethical living. Among the traditions… Read more

Māori Journal Article of the Week: Development of a Culturally Tailored Text Message Maternal Health Program: TextMATCH by Dobson, Whittaker, Bartley, Connor, Chen, Ross, and McCool

Mobile phones are increasingly being used to deliver health information and health services globally. Mobile health (mHealth) interventions may be well-suited for minority groups with greater barriers to accessing traditional health services. However, little has been written about the process of culturally adapting interventions for multiple ethnic and cultural minorities within a population. This study… Read more

Tukia Te Wai Kia Rere findings released

This report sets out the findings from a community driven evaluation of how Hokianga hapū have utilised Government assistance to improve access to safe drinking water in rural communities. Since 1999 Hokianga hapū have been assisted by two Government initiatives to prompt access to safe drinking water. These were Ngā Puna Wai o Hokianga, which provided a Hokianga specific opportunity for marae, hapū and communities… Read more