Whakatupu mātauranga, co-governance and co-management: engaging with hapū in a mana-enhancing manner

Abstract
This is the first report in a special issue on engaging with hapū that was created to supportkawa, kaupapa and tikanga experiences that are part of our involvement in hapū-led creative activities in the Tauranga Moana. The aim of these creative activities has been to give expression to kawa, kaupapa and tikanga in ways that enhance both hapū and wahapū well- beings. For this reason, the expression of kawa, kaupapa and tikanga has been a central theme in this creative activity. A key question we address in these reports concerns just how toengage with hapū in a way that produces mutually mana–enhancing outcomes for both Tangata (i.e. hapū) and Whenua (i.e. wahapū) participants in this creative activity.

This creative activity is partly funded by an MBIE programme named ‘Oranga Taiao, OrangaTangata’ and builds on kawa, kaupapa and tikanga experiences from 2 former Crown funded creative activity programmes. In the remainder of this introductory report we seek to (i) describe the aim of this report series in greater detail, (ii) explain why a clarification of our role in hapū engagement is so important and (iii) provide an outline for how information is organised in this report series.

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Reference and download link

Cole, A. O. me ōna tūpuna (2019) Special issue on engaging with hapū (part 1/7) – Whakatupu mātauranga, co-governance and co-management: engaging with hapū in a mana-enhancing manner. Kōrero Māori report 15, (pp. 35). Tauranga, New Zealand: iPansophy Limited Digital Publishing. [Download]

 

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