Engaging with hapū in creative, co-governance and co-management activities – the role of kawa, kaupapa and tikanga

Abstract
This monograph explores the question of how engage hapū in creative, co-management and co-governance activities in a way that supports cultural safety and yields transformative, empowering and self-determined outcomes for Māori communities. This goal orientation is consistent with aspirations that have been articulated in academic publications over the last 30-years by our Māori pūkenga working within the western academy.

We have positioned this report as number seven (i.e. the last) in the Whakatupu Wahapū Ora report series because it draws on learnings presented in earlier reports. In order to appropriately treat the mana of this important ‘engagement’ topic, it was first necessary to explore: (i) our own aspirations (as a tikanga Māori organisation) in engaging with hapū (report 1), (ii) the role of literature review method (generally) and theory (specifically) in hapū engagement (report 2), (iii) the contemporary landscape of Māori knowledge development (report 3), (iv) the challenges of funding (kaupapa-based) Māori creative activities in a commercial science environment (report 4) and (v) a synthesis of emerging thinking on kaupapa Māori activities (reports 5 and 6). These various strands of kōrero are woven together in this final report 7 with further kōrero and learnings from reflective practice4 that is based on approximately 13-years of involvement in hapū-led creative activities.

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Reference and download links

Cole, A. O. me ōna tūpuna (2019) Special issue on engaging with hapū (part 7/7) – Engaging with hapū in creative, co-governance and co-management activities – the role of kawa, kaupapa and tikanga. Kōrero Māori report 21. Tauranga, New Zealand: iPansophy Limited Digital Publishing. [Download]

 

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