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An examination of Māori attitudes to whenua (land) through tikanga (customary lore), and the influence of colonialism in the Māori world using Land Court Minute Books.
Understanding Māori and their relationship to their whenua is the key to understanding Māori politics, economics and social circumstances. The paper will explore the effects of colonialism on Māori and their whenua. This will help students gain a deeper understanding of the political, economic and social circumstances that have shaped Te Ao Māori in to the 21st century.
|Paper title||Toitū te Whenua - Land, Lore and Colonialism|
|Teaching period(s)||First Semester
First Semester (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,154.90|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,801.79|
- 36 300-level ANTH, GEOG, HIST, MAOR, MFCO or POLS points or 30 LAWS points at 300-level or above
- MAOX 404
- firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 479 8674
- More information link
- View more information on Māori Studies
- Teaching staff
- Dr Paerau Warbrick
- Paper Structure
- Internal assessment 100%
- Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught on campus and via distance learning.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking,
Cultural understanding, Ethics.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
- Understand historical and contemporary issues relating to Māori and their whenua
- Analyse, identify and offer explanations pertaining to Māori customary lore relating to whenua from a variety of sources
- Utilise and understand the possibilities for and limitations of working with House of Representative Reports and Native Land Court Minute Books
- Understand government and judicial systems relating to Māori and their whenua
- Understand the difficulties experienced by Māori for the retention and utilisation of their whenua