MAORI350-22B (HAM)

Mana Motuhake

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Paper Description

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A critical analysis investigating tribal reconfigurations of mana motuhake in the 21st century, focusing in particular on economic, environmental, cultural and political development.

The aim of the course is to:

  • To apply your knowledge and understanding gained from MAORI150 and MAORI250.
  • To develop your analytical skills in regards to Tribal Regeneration, Māori Representation, and Māori Partnership with Treaty partners.
  • To make judgements on the evolution and reclamation of tribal bodies of knowledge in terms of cultural, political, and environmental sustainability.
  • To evaluate and deconstruct case studies which demonstrate the ability of iwi to regenerate culturally, political, and environmental.
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This paper is taught in English.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • To critically understand the challenges that hapū/ tribes face in reclaiming their knowledge systems
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  • To explore and illustrate how tribes display mana motuhake
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  • To critique the role of the Treaty of Waitangi in the expression of mana motuhake
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  • To describe traditional and contemporary expressions of mana motuhake
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There are five assessment items for this paper.

There are no compulsory components in this paper however to gain maximum understanding of content and to pass this paper successfully it is essential that you attend all lectures and submit all assignments.

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Assessment Components

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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. Writing Exercise
9 Aug 2022
4:00 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Whakamatautau
13 Sep 2022
4:00 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Student Seminar
4 Oct 2022
4:00 PM
  • In Class: In Lecture
4. Tuhingaroa
18 Oct 2022
4:00 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Online Tutorial Participation
  • 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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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Paper 1

Mana Motuhake

Tame Iti: TEDtalk

Tamati Kruger:

The Treaty of Waitangi and Social Policy: M Barrett, K Connolly-Stone - Social Policy Journal of New Zealand, 1998 -

Paper 2

How is mana motuhake Expressed

Barcham, Manuhuia. "The challenge of urban Maori: reconciling conceptions of indigeneity and social change." Asia Pacific Viewpoint 39.3 (1998): 303-314.

Measuring iwi and Maori identity groups:

Paper 3

Te Reo Mauriora Report

The Report of the Waitangi Tribunal on the Te Reo Maori Claim:

Te Matawai:

Paper 4

Kiwifruit Project Excites Eastern BOP Māori

Kiwifruit orchards will be Bay's $30m legacy for future Maori generations

Paper 5

Ngā Hua A Tāne Rore : the Benefits of Kapa Haka (June 2014)

Papesch. T, B. (2015). Creating a Modern Maori Identity Through Kapa Haka

Maxwell. T. (2019). Te Kaunati Hikahika a Ōpōtiki Mai Tawhiti: Ka hika i taku ahi, kimihia e Te Whakatōhea te ara o te tikanga i pai ai te noho i te ao nei.

Paper 6

Office of Treaty Settlements:

Waitangi Tribunal:

Amohia Boulton, Maui Hudson, Annabel Ahuriri Driscoll, Albert Stewart. (2014). Enacting Kaitiakitanga Challenges and Complexities in the Governance and Ownership of Rongoa Research Information. International Indigenous Policy Journal 5(2).

Paper 8

Melbourne, H. (1995). Maori Sovereignty: The Maori perspective. Hodder Moa Beckett.

State of the Pakeha Nation:

Paper 9

Smith. L,T. (2012.) Decolonizing methodologies : research and indigenous peoples.

McKinley. E, A., Smith. L, T. (2019). Handbook of Indigenous Education

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Recommended Readings

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Bargh, M. (ed.) (2007). Resistance: An Indigenous response to Neoliberalism. Wellington: Huia Publishers.

Durie, M. (2004). Ngā Kāhui Pou: Launching Māori Futures. Wellington: Huia Publishers.

Durie, M. (2005). Ngā Tai Matatū Tides of Māori endurance. Auckland, N.Z., Oxford University Press.

Higgins, R., Rewi, P., and Olsen-Reeder, V. (eds). (2014) The Value of the Māori Language: Te Hua o te Reo Māori. Wellington, Huia Publishers.

Karetū, S.T. 1974. Te Reo Rangatira. Wellington: Dept. of Education, Government Printer.

Kāretu, T. (1994). Haka – The dance of a noble people. Auckland, New Zealand: Reed.

King, M. (1977). Te Puea. Auckland, New Zealand: Hodder and Stoughton.

King M. 1984. Te Puea Herangi - From Darkness to Light. Wellington: School Publications Branch, Department of Education.

Koroki: My King. (2001). Hamilton, New Zealand: Rice Printers.

Maaka, Roger, and Augie Fleras. Engaging with indigeneity: Tino rangatiratanga in Aotearoa. Vol. 89. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

McIntosh, T. & Mulholland, M. (eds) (2011). Māori and Social Issues. Wellington: Huia Publishers.

Mead, H, M., (2003) Tikanga Māori: living by Māori values: Wellington NZ, Huia Publishers.

Smith, L, T., (1999) Decolonising Methodologies, research and indigenous people; Dunedin: Zed Books University of Otago Press, c1999.

Tawhiao: King or Prophet. (2000). Huntly, New Zealand: Mai Systems Ltd.

Te Arikinui and The millennium of Waikato. (2001). Hamilton, New Zealand: Rice Printers.

Tomlins-Jahnke, H. & Mulholland, M. (eds). (2011). Mana Tangata: Politics of Empowerment. Wellington: Huia Publishers.

Winitana, C. (2011). My Language, My Inspiration: The Struggle Continues. Wellington: Huia Publishers.

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Other Resources

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Office of Treaty Settlements Website -

Waitangi Tribunal Website -

Pouaka Whakaata Māori

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Online Support

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This paper has 3 contact hours weekly. Students are expected to attend all lectures, tutorials and complete the required readings. This paper is worth 15 points and has a workload of 150 hours (1 point is worth 10 hours).

1. Lectures: 1 x 2 hours weekly 24 Hours

2. Tutorials: 1 x 1 hour weekly 12 Hours

3. Self-Directed Learning: 14 Hours

4.Total: 150 hours

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Linkages to Other Papers

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MAORI350 follows on from MAORI250 which is a prerequisite and fromMAORI150. These papers are core to the Māori and Indigenous Studies major for the BA and BSocSc.

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