Tikanga Māori

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Generally speaking, tikanga are Māori customary practices or behaviours. The concept is derived from the Māori word ‘tika’ which means ‘right’ or ‘correct’ so, in Māori terms, to act in accordance with tikanga is to behave in a way that is culturally principled and appropriate. According to Mead (2016) “it is difficult to imagine any social situation where tikanga Māori has no place. Ceremonies relating to life itself – birth, marriage, sickness and death – are firmly embedded in tikanga Māori”. Furthermore, “tikanga comes out of the accumulated knowledge of generations of Māori and is part of the intellectual property of Māori” (Mead, 2016).

 

Mead, H. M. (2016). Tikanga Māori: Living by Māori values. Huia.

Māori Philosophy

Māori Philosophy

This website offers a brief introduction to Māori philosophy, and to a group of scholars engaged in such discussions and practices. The website includes a list of readings on Māori philosophy.

A critical guide to Māori and Pākehā histories of Aotearoa

A critical guide to Māori and Pākehā histories of Aotearoa

This CPR (Curriculum Programme Resource) overview covers six topics that schools can use in a range of models of delivery. The six topics each have one Unit booklet which is divided into historical sections, with matching social science achievement objectives, a rationale, learning outcomes, core information, essential ideas, junior and senior activity possibilities, images, optional cross-curriculum term overviews, websites and references. This CPR is designed to support the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) goals that require all New Zealanders to be knowledgeable about Maori and Pakeha, to understand the history of their relationship and enact the Treaty of Waitangi Principle (MOE, 2007). The resource meets the NZC Social Science Achievement Objectives (MOE, 2007). The CPR can be utilised successfully by all mainstream and Maori medium pathways. After reading the booklets for Professional Development, educators can select from the resource and create their own unit plans, lesson plans, and assessments for deliver as is an educators craft. This CPR has been designed and written by a Pakeha senior primary school teacher - Tamsin Hanley - who has twenty five years experience in Mainstream and Maori mediums teaching this content and a similarly experienced pathway teacher editor. Illustrated and edited by Ruth Lemon. This CPR will assist beginning to experienced educators of all ethnicities to teach these histories more effectively to our students of all ethnicities.

Critical Conversations in Kaupapa Māori

Critical Conversations in Kaupapa Māori

Kaupapa Māori theory and methodology developed over twenty years ago and have since become influential in social research, practice and policy areas. This collection furthers knowledge about kaupapa Māori by examining its effects over the decades, identifying and discussing its conventions and boundaries and reflecting on kaupapa Māori in social and educational research and practice.

Māori maps

Māori maps

Find your way to the tribal marae of Aotearoa New Zealand – through maps, information and photographs – through the digital gateway of Māori Maps

A story of Ngāti Whātua Ōrakei

A story of Ngāti Whātua Ōrakei

This is a story about Ngāti Whātua Ōrakei's history. This is the first part of three books that looks at the relationship between iwi and the land between the Waitematā and Manukau harbors, over the last 200 years. Part of Te Aho Ngaruhū, a project launched by the Ministry of Education (Māori Medium) to provide New Zealand history with a new approach.