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INDS302 Whakapapa and Marae

Exploration of whakapapa (genealogically ordered knowledge), its physical manifestation, the marae (ritual centre of tribal communities across the Pacific), relevance to a post-Treaty-settlement, modern-day Aotearoa/New Zealand.

This paper is taught in seminar style. Whakapapa (genealogically ordered knowledge) will be utilised as the underpinning epistemology. The paper is taught in English.

Paper title Whakapapa and Marae
Paper code INDS302
Subject Indigenous Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
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MAOR 202
INDV 302, MAOR 302
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Tel 03 479 8674
Teaching staff

Associate Professor Karyn Paringatai

Paper Structure
Internal assessment 100%

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of INDS 302 the student will:

  • Have a strong grounding in core indigenous cultural values, concepts, issues and practices primarily associated with genealogical accountability (whakapapa) from a Māori tribal community perspective (marae)
  • Have an understanding of contemporary cultural, social, intellectual and economic development of indigenous peoples (Māori) in a national context
  • Have the ability to identify, analyse and discuss the cultural, social, intellectual and economic development of Māori
  • Be able to apply what is learnt about the cultural, social, intellectual and economic development of Māori and other indigenous peoples through fieldwork or in appropriate cultural institutions, such as marae

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Wednesday 10:00-11:50 9-14, 16-22