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    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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Taonga and Identity
    Subject Indigenous Studies
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,240.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    INDV 302
    INDV 402, MAOR 402
    Tel 03 479 8674

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    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


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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