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MAOR410 Special Topic: Indigenous Identities

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Examination of the theoretical aspects of indigeneity, linking to practical application of global indigenous identities. An understanding of what it means to have an indigenous identity will be achieved through researching different societies.

Indigeneity is a topic that is pertinent in today’s global society. Understanding global indigenous identities provides people with a better cultural understanding of today’s transnational societies. Having the skills to understand different indigenous identities is beneficial for any person who works within education, social work, science, health, commerce and politics, and enables people to be accepting of all individuals within any society. The Indigenous Identities paper is also beneficial for people who want to understand their own indigenous identity as they are challenged and encouraged to explore how their own identity is considered within each of the stated sectors.

Paper title Special Topic: Indigenous Identities
Paper code MAOR410
Subject Maori Studies
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 2 (Distance learning)
Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,154.90
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,801.79

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36 300-level INDV, MAOR or PACI points

Dr Erica Newman

Teaching staff

Dr Erica Newman

Teaching Arrangements

This paper will be taught on campus and available for any distance postgraduate students.


Readings will be available through eReserve

Graduate Attributes Emphasised

Critical thinking, research, lifelong learning, global perspective, informative literacy, communication, scholarship, and communication.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will:

  • Critically relate indigeneity to theory and knowledge.
  • Critically analyse differences and similarities of indigenous identities across different cultures.
  • Demonstrate understanding of indigeneity through written and oral.

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system

Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Friday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41