GEOGY219-23B (HAM)

Māori Lands and Communities

15 Points

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Division of Arts Law Psychology & Social Sciences
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Geography

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: frances.douch@waikato.ac.nz

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What this paper is about

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This paper introduces students to Māori geographies and examines key events that shape Māori communities and their relationships to
land, water and other taonga. The paper begins by examining foundational beliefs and values which underpin Māori culture, identity and
relationships to land and taonga tuku iho. There is a specific focus on Te Whakaputanga o te rangatiratanga o Niu Tīreni, Te Tiriti o
Waitangi and the Native Land Court. The paper examines the post treaty aftermath and colonial mechanisms of land appropriation and
marginalisation in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Contemporary legislation that impacts Māori lands and resources, Te Ture Whenua Māori
Act and the Resource Management Act, are explored alongside case studies to illustrate the complex and diverse geographies of
contemporary Māori. Students who take this paper will develop an understanding of the complexities of land tenure, governance
structures, resource management, treaty settlements, tribal development and media representations affecting Māori lands and
communities.
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How this paper will be taught

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The paper contains one weekly lecture and six workshops. Assessments include a exploration of pepeha, an essay, collaborative readings and an annotated bibliography and an end of the semester test.
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Required Readings

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A Required reading list has been prepared for this paper and will be available via Moodle. All readings are managed by the university’s online Reading List Talis Aspire system. This means you will not need to purchase a readings book for this course.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Identify key concepts and values that underpin Māori connections to land, water and other taonga
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  • Recognise the diversity of whānau, hapū, iwi and taiao (environmental) relationships
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  • Understand better the processes and impacts of colonisation on Māori lands and communities
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  • Begin to understand the role of legislation, specifically the Native Land Acts, Te Ture Whenua Māori Act and the Resource Management Act, in shaping land tenure and land use in Aotearoa
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  • Demonstrate critical thinking about a range of contemporary issues affecting tangata whenua
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Assessments

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How you will be assessed

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Assessments will be discussed in detail during class and specific assessment criteria for each assessment item will be provided.

EXPLORING PEPEHA

Worth 20% of the overall grade due: 24 July 2023, 5 pm

In this assessment students are to prepare their pepeha and the present it to the class during Thursday's (27 July) workshop. A pepeha is a formal introduction used to introduce oneself in Māori spaces and places following tikanga (Māori protocols and customs). This assessment is designed to encourage students to explore their heritage and positionality in relation to Māori geographies.

More information and resources will be given in Moodle and in lectures.

COLLABORATIVE READINGS AND ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY (Perusall)

This assessment is worth 20% of the final grade due: 6 October 2023.

This assessment is designed to help students to engage with readings and prepare for their essay. Perusall is a social e-reader that helps you master readings faster, understand the material better, and get more out of your classes. Through this assessment you will be collaboratively annotating readings with others in the class.

The Collaborative readings assessment requires you to complete five (5) annotated readings. This means you are to critically read five of the selected articles, make thought provoking comments and/or ask questions within each Perusell assessment.

After each reading you are to summarise the article in an annotated bibliography. These summaries can be used to shape your essay. Your completed annotated bibliography is due 6 October 2023.

Due dates and instructions for collaborative readings and the annotated bibliography will be given in Moodle and lectures

END OF SEMESTER TEST

The test is worth 30% of the overall grade, due: 13 October 2023
Students will be required to sit an end of semester test online. All questions will relate to both the course readings and lecture material from the entire semester. The test will comprise of multi-choice questions, short answer and essay questions.

ESSAY

Worth 30% of the overall grade 2000 words, due: 22 September 2023
Students must write an essay on ONE of the following topics:

1. For this essay topic use examples to discuss Māori resource management. Explore and discuss the challenges, opportunities and possibilities Māori face while participating in Aotearoa, New Zealand’s resource management. In your essay, use literature to consider the history, meaning and, at times, competing values that are at work while managing Māori lands, communities and resources in contemporary times.
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2. Using examples, write an essay considering the Indigenous landscape of your homelands or where you currently live. Include in your essay a discussion on the 'symbols' of colonisation that have altered the landscape and how landscapes are becoming increasingly re-indigenised. Use literature to consider the history, meaning and potentially competing values that are part of these symbols and thus part of the landscape.

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Exploring pepeha
28 Jul 2023
11:30 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2.  Test
13 Oct 2023
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Essay
22 Sep 2023
10:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4.  Five Collaborative readings and annotated bibliography
6 Oct 2023
No set time
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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