Tātari Tauutuutu: moving beyond ‘cultural impact assessment’ in search of Māori cultural survival outcomes
This report was written following a decision to discontinue using a ‘cultural impact assessment’ approach after becoming more aware of the limitations of this now well-established planning and policy tool. We are especially concerned that a cultural impact assessment largely fails to provide a satisfactory basis on which to assist Māori communities to achieve the goal of ‘cultural survival’. For this reason, there now exists an urgent need to create a new assessment tool that delivers desired outcomes of this kind.
What is outlined in this report should be considered as a ‘first step’ towards the creation of a new tool. It is our intention that the alternative emerging perspective provided here will be supported by a more detailed academic publication on this matter at a later point in time. In the meantime, what is outlined here is intended to provide a rationale that explains why we are moving towards the use of a new tool, and in practical terms just what this new approach will entail. The study findings/information contained in the remainder of this report has been organised in a way that seeks to give expression to this new approach.
Reference and download links
Cole, A. O. me ōna tūpuna, Apatu, M., Black, M., Te Huia, B., Brown, J. and O’Reilly, T. (2019) Tātari Tauutuutu: moving beyond ‘cultural impact assessment’ in search of Māori cultural survival outcomes. Kōrero Māori report 22. Tauranga, New Zealand: iPansophy Limited Digital Publishing. [Download]