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INDV402 Taonga and Identity

Exploration of the constraints and opportunities associated with maintaining an indigenous identity from a cultural heritage/taonga (Māori ancestral treasures/resources) perspective within Aotearoa/New Zealand today.

This paper is a core paper of the Indigenous Development programme. Indigenous Development/He Kura Matanui focuses on the contemporary cultural, social, intellectual and economic development of Indigenous peoples in an international context. It is cross-disciplinary, combining Indigenous knowledge with a range of existing subjects. Graduates will develop a multi-disciplinary, culturally inflected understanding of contemporary Indigenous concepts and issues through cooperation, communication and respect for differences.

Paper title Taonga and Identity
Paper code INDV402
Subject Indigenous Development/He Kura Matanui
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2022 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,174.57
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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INDV 302
MAOR 402
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To be confirmed when paper is next offered

Paper Structure
Internal assessment 100%
Tapsell, P. (2006) Ko Tawa: Māori Treasures of New Zealand. Auckland. David Bateman Ltd.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding.
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Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of INDV 402 the student will have a well-rounded understanding of core indigenous cultural values, concepts, issues and practices primarily associated with Aotearoa/New Zealand's cultural heritage/taonga within nation-spaces (e.g. museums). The student should also have gained in-depth perspectives of contemporary cultural, social, intellectual and economic development of indigenous peoples, including ability to:
  • Recognise indigenous values and constructively apply them to cross-cultural contexts nationally and internationally
  • Critically understand the role of indigenous leadership within the cultural, social, intellectual and economic development of national identity

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Not offered in 2022

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system