|Author:||Linda Tuhiwai Smith|
This essential volume explores intersections of imperialism and research – specifically, the ways in which imperialism is embedded in disciplines of knowledge and tradition as 'regimes of truth'. Concepts such as 'discovery' and 'claiming' are discussed and an argument presented that the decolonisation of researc... read more
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Kura Koiwi is both a personal account of Brian Flintoff’s career as a carver, but also an important exploration of Maori art and how it relates to carving.
Heavily illustrated with exquisite examples of his, and other people’s work, this book explains the mythology and symbolism behind his work, and in doing... read more
In 1877, the NZ Supreme Court decided the case of Wi Parata vs. Bishop of Wellington, centred on the ownership and use of the Whitireia Block near Porirua, which had been granted by Ngati Toa to the Anglican Church for a school that was never built. Refusing jurisdiction over the case, the Court also denied the legal relevanc... read more
|Author:||Jacinta Ruru & Janet Stephenson & Mick Abbott (eds.)|
Fascination with the interplay of people and place inspired the editors to bring together New Zealanders from differing backgrounds and disciplines to explore some of the stories and sites of conflict and change to be found amongst our sacred, historic, rural, urban and coastal landscapes. All engage with the underlying q... read more
Maori society was in disarray in the early nineteenth century. While slavery in the deep south of the USA was terrible, in New Zealand it was brutal, with unexpected death and cannibalism a constant threat. There was mass killing. In the years following the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, British forces imposed peace, bri... read more
Commonsense questions about the Treaty of Waitangi 'The Treaty is a fraud' used to be a catch-cry of Maori activists - now, perhaps it should be shouted by Pakeha, argues David Round in this controversial new book. Following on from his thought-provoking series of articles on the Treaty and environmental issues in The Press, ... read more
|Author:||Linda Tuhiwai Smith|
This essential volume explores intersections of imperialism and research – specifically, the ways in which imperialism is embedded in disciplines of knowledge and tradition as 'regimes of truth'. Concepts such as 'discovery' and 'claiming' are discussed and an argument presented that the decolonisation of research metho... read more
"Te Ao Maori" is a tour of the Maori world in images and text (Maori and English), plus a matching DVD with actors performing the haka, poi, hongi and a tour of a marae. It is hugely informative and at the same time very accessible. A fantastic resource for tourists and for New Zealanders who want to know more about the cultu... read more
|Author:||Paola Della Valle|
From Silence to Voice portrays the early 'silence' of Maori in New Zealand literature - characterised in caricature by colonial writers, then in increasingly sympathetic portraits from the likes of Frank Sargeson, Janet Frame and Noel Hilliard - through to the new and challenging works presented by Maori writers themselves.
Do women have the right to speak on a marae? How should one respond to the wero? Who speaks first and last during whai korero? When do the manuhiri present their koha to the tangata whenua? These and many other questions are answered in this invaluable introduction Maori protocol. Hiwi and Pat Tauroa outline the sequen... read more
When Maori gather for a hui, they have immediate access to a world of history, mythology and traditions which remain a vital reality for as long as the hui lasts. Hui incorporate all Maori ceremonial gatherings: openings of new marae, tangihanga (funerals), hurahanga kôhatu (unveilings), birthdays and anniversaries, and... read more
Nga Tini Whetu - Navigating Maori Futures brings together twenty-five papers Mason Durie has presented at national and international conferences between 2004 and 2010. It discusses Maori moving towards a future involving new technologies, alliances, economies and levels of achievement.
Based on a unique exhibition of the customary and contemporary taonga (treasures) of Maori, E Tu Ake: Standing Strong presents New Zealand's indigenous people as a culture that is dynamic, diverse, politically strong and globally engaged. This book includes images and descriptions of over 100 of the most impressive, highly va... read more
Ki Te Whaiao : An Introduction to MÃÂ¢ori Culture and Society, is intended for students of MÃÂ¢ori studies at tertiary institutions. It is also aimed at several other audiences those MÃÂ¢ori who want to know more about their own world, PÃÂ¢kehÃ... read more
From one of the leading Maori scholars of his generation and one of our greatest photographers comes this beautifully illustrated work that serves as a fine overview of leadership and challenges for Maori today
How can traditional Maori built environments inform contemporary urban development? - How could Maori values inspire our visions for the 21st century city? - What can indigenous knowledge tell us about how to create a more sustainable design for the future? Taone Tupa Ora suggests answers to these important questio... read more
Words like aroha, mana, and tapu are familiar to most New Zealanders, but what do they really mean?
This book provides explanations in English and Maori of seventy terms which are important in Maori culture. Each term is clearly defined, and its significance explained with reference to tradition, custom, myth and ritual... read more
|Author:||R. M. McDowall|
This landmark publication draws together all that has ever been written about the role of freshwater fishes in the lives of early Maori. Species such as tuna (eels), kanakana (lamprey), inanga and kokopu were of high importance in the traditional diets of Maori, who were well aware of the places and seasons in which these fis... read more
|Author:||Tracey McIntosh and Malcolm Mulholland (editors)|
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He Kohinga Korero Kaumatua. Nga Tupuna Taketake o Ngati Maniapoto. This publication is a collection of stories from Piripi Nga Whira Crown. It is his explanation and account of the lives and the world of our ancestors. His knowledge is inherited from his parents and grandparents, who were of a generation well versed i... read more