Values that underpin Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei mahi.
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.
Possible programme designs for Māori history in years 1-8 and 9-13, along with New Zealand Curriculum and NCEA links, resources, and learning experiences. These have been designed to guide students and teachers, when looking at Māori history in a local context.
Toro Mai offers two introductory online courses in Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori. These are taught via an immersive multi-media online platform with interactive activities. They are approximately 10 hours each and can be studied at your own pace. These courses are not accredited - there are no costs involved, no assignments and no exams.
Find out what to expect from a pōwhiri/welcome at the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education and Social Work marae in Epsom. Includes Faculty waiata.
Find out about the history of The University of Auckland's Waipapa Marae. This video features interviews with Professor Margaret Mutu - Department of Māori Studies, Dr Deidre Brown - School of Architecture and Planning and architect Ivan Mercep. Filmed by students of The University of Auckland. Music - Āio, composed by Tuirina Wehi and Tuwhiti Happy, from the School of Music album Magnificat.
Covering the symbolic systems and worldviews of the Indigenous peoples of Aotearoa, New Zealand, this book is a concise introduction to Maori philosophy. It addresses core philosophical issues including Maori notions of the self, the world, epistemology, the form in which Maori philosophy is conveyed, and whether or not Maori philosophy has a teleological agenda.
A list of te tiriti-related skills and knowledge that are expected for students that might be helpful for staff as well.