Whakatupu mātauranga in a mixed market economic world: the commodification of kawa, kaupapa and tikanga

Abstract
This report, number 4 in the Whakatupu Wahapū Ora monograph series, draws on learnings from creative activities to identify barriers to successful hapū engagement that are linked to (i) a contestable creative activity funding model (specifically) and (ii) the commercialisation of science (more generally). What we seek to show in this report is that a contestable science funding model tends to create unhelpful barriers to (i) Māori knowledge development(generally) and (ii) the expression of kawa, kaupapa and tikanga that forms an essential basisfor successful engagement with Māori communities (esp. hapū). As such, we propose thatsuccessful engagement with hapū in a creative activity project is dependent on and in manycases limited by our ability to access creative activity funding.

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Reference and download link

Cole, A. O. me ōna tūpuna (2019) Special issue on engaging with hapū (part 4/7) – Whakatupu mātauranga in a mixed market economic world: the commodification of kawa, kaupapa and tikanga. Kōrero Māori report 18. Tauranga, New Zealand: iPansophy Limited Digital Publishing. [Download]

 

 

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