Pacific and Indigenous in a Global Context
Globalisation, like colonisation before it, impacts
on the integrity and aspirations of Mäori, Pacific
and other Indigenous peoples. Researchers address these
issues through collaborative studies in language and
culture revitalisation, representation and discourse
analysis, politics and the Treaty of Waitangi, education,
material studies, landscape, heritage studies and history.
Mäori, Pacific and Indigenous in a Global Context is
an Area of Research Strength at the University of Otago.
Much of the research within Mäori,
Pacific and Indigenous in a Global Context focuses on the broad
- To enhance research collaborations amongst Area
of Research Strength participants in fields such as
Indigenous language, education, politics, heritage
- To advance knowledge and awareness of the importance
and value of Indigenous research within Aotearoa and
- To supervise more Indigenous postgraduate research
- To publish and disseminate research findings
to a national and international audience.
- To provide a platform for iwi to negotiate
research outputs relevant to their needs and aspirations.
- To develop a strong foundation from which to
evolve into a Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE).
- To facilitate visits by international scholars
in the field of Mäori, Pacific and Indigenous
- To promote and validate Indigenous knowledge
and research in the University of Otago.
- To provide a culturally appropriate forum from
which Mäori and Pacific academics and those Päkehä scholars
supportive of Indigenous issues can safely meet and
network within this field.
- To advance the University of Otago as a center
of research in Mäori, Pacific and Indigenous studies
nationally and internationally